Oregon Geospatial Enterprise Office

OGIC Objectives and Key Results

Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is a collaborative goal-setting tool used by teams and individuals to reach for their most ambitious goals with measurable results. OKRs are how progress is tracked. 

An Objective is simply what is to be achieved, no more and no less. By definition, objectives are significant, concrete, action-oriented, and (ideally) inspirational. When properly designed and deployed, they’re a vaccine against fuzzy thinking—and fuzzy execution.

Key Results benchmark and monitor how we get to the objective. Effective KRs are specific and time-bound, aggressive yet realistic. Most of all, they are measurable and verifiable. You either meet a key result’s requirements or you don’t; there is no gray area, no room for doubt. At the end of the designated period, typically a quarter but can be longer, a regular check is done and the key results are identified as fulfilled or not.  OGIC’s performance period is typically six months.  Key results identified at the OGIC level are objectives for teams assigned to do the work, which then establish their own key results.  The OKRs may be laddered down in the governance structure in that way as far as necessary.

Where an objective can be long-lived, rolled over for a year or longer, key results evolve as the work progresses. Once they are all completed, the objective is necessarily achieved.  Three to five key results per objective are usually identified for a cycle.  This may be thought of as analogous to agile software development or project management, but for strategic planning.  It’s a way to effectively move from planning to execution.

A.  Improve data sharing and accessibility

i A detailed budget of equipment and software needed for GEOHub portal is developed
ii Annual GEOHub maintenance costs are determined and documented
iii 5-10 year GEOHub replacement costs are determined and documented
iv GEOHub budget is reviewed by State CIO’s office

B. Increase data stewardship

i Identify and get buy-in on appropriate data steward for 10 Framework data sets
ii Develop solid template for Stewardship Plan (mandatory items, data maintenance)
iii Surface & communicate stewardship process, including onboarding
iv Get MOU template for stewardship ready to be deployed

C. Expand collaborative governance

i Completely populate OGIC (e.g., tribal, federal)
ii Understand data governance process for 1 local government and 1 state agency
iii Identify 5 government services to improve with Framework data and GEOHub
iv Identify Framework data needed to support the 5 services above

D. Strengthen communications

i Informational presentation to Legislative Committee – September/December 2019
ii Draft enterprise geospatial communications plan by 9/30/19
iii Develop 2-yr Framework Forums schedule w/relevant keynotes and rotating locations
iv Launch OGIC blog with monthly posts initially
v Deploy 5 external stakeholders to advocate for OGIC recommendation (local electeds)

E. Support sustainable funding

i Identify status of data needed for evaluation projects, e.g., existence of data & steward
ii Identify or develop contracting mechanism to acquire data for evaluation projects
iii Develop selection criteria for data and steward(s) for evaluation projects
iv Develop review criteria to evaluate results of evaluation projects​