SMART objectives

Definition

A set of goals that are characterized by being Specific, Measurable, Available at an acceptable cost, Relevant and Time-bound. The first letters of those characteristics are commonly shortened to SMART, and SMART objectives are typically used in a business context by project managers when initially evaluating and setting goals for a project.

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  • We had suggested the employee use SMART objectives so we could clearly lay out and measure our plan and execution.

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  • Our smart objectives were easily attainable and they were not unrealistic either and they would help us out a lot.

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  • You claim to understand SMART objectives, yet your proposal we staff the janitorial staff with ex-adult film actors, while specific and measurable, isn't available at an acceptable cost, relevant, or, for that matter, very timely.

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