SMART criteria for goals, objectives, plans, etc.
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SMART criteria

SMART criteria for goals, objectives, plans, etc.:

  • Specific: target an area clearly and precisely.
  • Measurable: can be quantified and have an indicator of progress.
  • Achievable: able to be accomplished, and people know how to take action toward success.
  • Relevant: connected to what else is being done or considered.
  • Timely: occurring at a favorable or useful time and opportune.

Wikipedia: SMART critera

Specific

Target an area clearly and precisely.

Alternatives:

  • Strategic: relating to the identification of long-term or overall aims and interests and the means of achieving them.

Measurable

Can be quantified and have an indicator of progress.

Alternatives:

  • Motivating: stimulate interest in, or enthusiasm for, doing something.

Achievable

Able to be accomplished, and people know how to take action toward success.

Alternatives:

  • Actionable: able to be done or acted on; having practical value.
  • Agreed: discussed or negotiated and then accepted by all parties.
  • Attainable: able to be attained; achievable.
  • Action-oriented: willing or likely to take practical action to deal with a problem or situation.
  • Ambitious: intended to satisfy high aspirations and therefore difficult to achieve.
  • Aligned: coming together in agreement or alliance.

Relevant

Connected to what else is being done or considered.

Alternatives:

  • Realistic: having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected.
  • Resourced: provided with materials, money, staff, and other assets necessary for effective operation.
  • Reasonable: sensible, appropriate, and fair.
  • Results-based: focused on valuable outcomes.

Timely

Occurring at a favorable or useful time and opportune.

Alternatives:

  • Trackable: can be tracked, or monitored, or analyzed.
  • Time-based, time-bound, time-boxed, time-limited: for a specified amount time.
  • Time-sensitive: has to be done by a particular time, or in a particular period.
  • Timeframe: a period of time, especially a specified period in which something occurs or is planned to take place.
  • Testable: able to be tested or tried.