25+ Site Reliability Engineering OKR examples

Please read this before you start looking at the OKRs:

  • Many of these OKRs are ambitious compared to what many SREs encounter
  • They will likely require a whole team effort to achieve
  • Numbers are for illustrative purposes only

Let’s get ready to rumble!

[ ] Reduce MTTR for on-call engineers by 5%

[ ] Reduce 50x errors from 1% down to 0.75%

[ ] Develop buffers to ensure incidents remain at < 75% of the error budget

[ ] Increase failover design of # of microservices from current 60% to 65%

[ ] Reduce the cost of stateful storage capacity by 10%

[ ] Mitigate false positive system alerts to reduce on-call staff costs

[ ] Speed up the resolution of critical incidents by 5%

[ ] Increase user satisfaction in ticket survey to an average of 8 out of 10

[ ] Increase black swan event awareness among developers to 90%

[ ] Reduce total cloud billing by 1%

[ ] Speed up time to production for images by 20%

[ ] Drive rail-guided services from 40% to 50% of all new launches

[ ] Reduce vendor-based tool costs by 10%

[ ] Reduce network latency among top 5 services by 2.5%

[ ] Improve developer speed-to-publish by 10%

[ ] Reduce build security issues by 25%

[ ] Drive DevSecOps awareness among developers to 75% of headcount

[ ] Reduce manual toil from 25% of responder time to 20%

[ ] Increase increment velocity in SRE project work with one-sprint reduction

[ ] Reduce operational work from 65% of total work time to 55%

[ ] Increase autoscaling speed by 10% without cost penalty

[ ] Increase average load speed of application by 0.25%

[ ] Drive security of database architecture with < 1 major incident per year

[ ] Plan for handling unexpected high demand up to 25% burst capacity

[ ] Increase tool efficiency to < 2 same-purpose tools per category across teams

[ ] Reduce open-source software related errors by 10%

[ ] Reduce incident recurrence from 8 out of 10 to 6 out of 10 incidents

[ ] Increase the coverage of 4-point SLIs from 90% of services to 100%

[ ] Reduce routine downtime maintenance costs by 3%

[ ] Assure realistic SLA targets in line with current SLIs for 100% of accounts