SMART management principle


A simple acronym to test if your goals have all the ingredients to be meaningful.

Specific; The goal (quality attributes) must be formulated in uniform manner.
Measurable; Under which (measurable/observable) conditions or form is the goal achieved.
Acceptable ; Will the goal be accepted by the target audience or/and management.
(Ambitious; Is the goal ambitious enough (Should be covered in Acceptable))
Realistic; The goal (quality attributes) should be achievable with given resources and time.
(Relevance; Is the goal relevant for organization or target audience. (Should be covered in Acceptable))
Time bound; When (in time) should the goal be reached

(Alternative ways of defining)