Engineering
OKR Examples

Engineering build the products that underpin competitive advantage. The products marketing and sales sell, customer teams support, and investors want to invest in. So building what matters most at speed is foundational to success, and OKRs are what can direct those efforts.

Here you will find some Engineering OKRs that help ensure you focus on optimizing your teams output. Common engineering OKR pillars to target with OKRs are Velocity, Quality, Frequency. 

Engineering OKR Examples

Easy To Understand Engineering OKR Examples

Below we’ve created some Engineering OKRs for common priorities.

OBJECTIVE - We write great code

KEY RESULT 1 – Reduce the number of Customer Reported Bugs to 10 this Quarter

KEY RESULT 2 – Reduce time to fix critical bugs in production from 2.5 Days to 0.5 Days

OBJECTIVE - Quality code by design

KEY RESULT 1 – Test code coverage is 80% this Quarter
KEY RESULT 2 – Code reviews happen 90% of the time this Quarter

OBJECTIVE - Scaling Engineering fast

KEY RESULT 1 – Increase total front-end hours available by 20% this Quarter

KEY RESULT 2 – Increase total back-end hours available by 40% this Quarter

OBJECTIVE - Continuously develop Engineering talent

KEY RESULT 1 – All engineers to propose, agree and complete 1 weeks education this Quarter

OBJECTIVE - Our API satisfaction is high

KEY RESULT 1 – Survey 10 API users for feedback and satisfaction score
KEY RESULT 2 – API satisfaction score in over 80%

OBJECTIVE - Low levels of technical debt

KEY RESULT 1 – Our technical debt ratio is under 5%

Writing Your Own Engineering OKRs

You’ve read the examples above – are you ready to start writing your own Objectives and Key Results?

If the answer is yes, we have something special for you. OKR experts and coaches have helped us build a tried
and tested OKR Canvas Template, tutorial and video for you and your teams to follow.

It’s time to develop on the goals that really matter the most.
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