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.