SMART is an acronym for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely and is a methodology for making metrics precise with actionable milestones.
- Goals should be narrow for effective planning.
- Define what evidence will demonstrate progress and re-evaluate as necessary.
- Goals should be attainable within a given timeframe.
- Goals should align with long-term objectives.
- Set ambitious but realistic deadlines for completion.