SMART Objectives

When setting objectives for an improvement project or other work it is easy to write something that is difficult to follow and may result in the wrong work being done. SMART is a simple acronym that helps guide the creation of an effective and useful statement of objectives.

Note: sometimes note: sometimes 'A' is used to stand for 'Appropriate' and 'R' is used to denote 'Realistic'. These effectively exchange 'Achievable' and 'Relevant' and so has the same overall meaning. 'Timely' is sometimes described as 'Time-bound'.

SMART Objectivies:

Un-SMART Objectives:

See also

Issue Statement