Software Engineer OKR Examples

How-to Guide to Writing Good Software Engineer OKRs with
Example Objectives and Key Results

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Improve our testing procedures
  • Implement test-driven development in 3 new development teams
  • Increase unit test coverage to 75% of code
  • Conduct a security assessment of our codebase using automated tools
  • Make sure satisfaction score of product management to testing team is at least 7.5
  • Discover at least 100 bugs and open issues in old code not reviewed in 6 months
Refactor our old user management module
  • Survey 5 external API users regarding issues with our authentication
  • Discuss the user management code usage with 5 engineers having used it in production
  • Rewrite and launch new version of our user management module
  • Rewrite the API user authentication for new version
Review and improve our data security procedures
  • For learning, review security policies of 5 other companies
  • Conduct external penetration testing using at least 2 different software packages
  • Document our backup policies and make sure they get implemented
  • Guarantee uptime and availability of 99.95%

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Objectives
"Where do I want to go?"
  • O Objective
  • B Bracing
  • J Judicious
  • E Exact
  • C Clearly understandable
  • T Tangible
Key Results
"How do I get there?"
  • R Reachable
  • E Exponent
  • S Significant
  • U Understandable
  • L Limited to numbers
  • T Trackable
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