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SMART goal setting is well-known method which helps you to achieve your objectives and perform projects successfully. The most dangerous mistake in business and personal project management is to start a project without clear understanding of project goals. SMART planning checklist can help you to avoid this and many other mistakes which people can make when trying to plan their activities.

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S (Specific):

  • Determine what is your general objectives
  • Determine why these objectives are important for you
  • Ensure that you know the ways how to attain these objectives

If you are not sure - try to start with not very ambitious or complicated aims, each attained simpler aim will give you valuable experience.

  • Elaborate steps required to attain your objectives
  • Elaborate activities required to complete successfully each step
  • Ensure that you are able to perform (organize) required activities successfully
  • Set time frames of project

When you want to start and when you suppose to achieve your general objective

  • Create action plan which includes order of steps that drive you to main goals achievement
  • Brake down each step (if required) into order of activities which are necessary for step completion
  • Ensure that all steps are clear and easy
  • Ensure that all steps are specific and tell you what actually to do

M (Measurable):

  • Determine for each of your steps criteria that can measure your success

Define for each step answer for question - "How will I know when it is accomplished?"

  • Determine milestones for those of your tasks which cannot be finished at one time
  • Create tracking system (use paper notebook, checklist, task management software) where you can mark out done tasks and make notes

A (Attainable):

  • Look through your plan and ensure one more time that all steps are feasible
  • Check if you posses all instruments to achieve these goals
  • Ensure that all steps and operations which you are going to perform will bring you closer to your objectives
  • Ensure that all steps follow in right order

R (Relevant, result-oriented):

  • Check if steps done for current project can help you to achieve further goals or help to perform other projects.

If main condition of further goals achievement is the success of current ones this fact will stimulate you.

  • Define the things that can motivate you to achieve your goals (that will encourage you to make progress every day).
  • Try to range priorities for all your tasks

Try to determinate what operations, tasks, activities are the most important for each stage and focus most efforts on them.

T (Time-framed, timely):

  • Set timelines for your goals and tasks...

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