Copyright © Sadalit - Flickr
How to set SMART objectives <ul><ul><li>A model for defining clear intentions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christopher Roy,...
What are your objectives? <ul><li>THINK! - “What is the hardest goal you will face when you get back?” </li></ul><ul><li>S...
What are objectives? <ul><li>The intention your actions aspire to attain or accomplish </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to goals,...
What are SMART objectives? <ul><li>SMART objectives are objectives that are: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>S pecific  </li></u...
SMART objectives step-by-step <ul><ul><li>Step 1:  Define objective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An example format for SMART...
SMART objectives step-by-step (cont’d) <ul><ul><li>Objective: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By  September 1, 2008 ,  Web ...
Here’s what we’re going to do… <ul><li>Group work at your tables. </li></ul><ul><li>Select one volunteer from your table <...
What are SMART objectives? <ul><li>SMART objectives are objectives that are: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>S pecific  </li></u...
Table Breakouts Now we’re going to switch tables and test each others SMART objectives!
SMART objectives step-by-step (cont’d) <ul><ul><li>Step 2:  Test objective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the objective  sp...
SMART objectives step-by-step (cont’d) <ul><ul><li>Is the objective  achievable ? Ask these questions: </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Thank you! <ul><li>Christopher Roy in collaboration with Rob Purdie </li></ul><ul><li>For more information, please visit: ...
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How To Set Smart Objectives - Christopher Roy in collaboration with Rob Purdie

  1. 1. Copyright © Sadalit - Flickr
  2. 2. How to set SMART objectives <ul><ul><li>A model for defining clear intentions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christopher Roy, Director of THINKHIVE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborating with Rob Purdie of Important Projects </li></ul></ul>June 24, 2008
  3. 3. What are your objectives? <ul><li>THINK! - “What is the hardest goal you will face when you get back?” </li></ul><ul><li>Setting objectives is important: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives help project teams focus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives get people “on the same page” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives help define “what done looks like” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives allow us to evaluate project outcomes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Project teams rarely set SMART objectives </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are objectives? <ul><li>The intention your actions aspire to attain or accomplish </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to goals, but different: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goals are broad; objectives are narrow </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goals are general; objectives are specific </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goals are long term; objectives are short term </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goals cannot be measured; objectives are measurable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Objectives contribute to the achievement of goals </li></ul></ul></ul>How to set SMART objectives June 24, 2008
  5. 5. What are SMART objectives? <ul><li>SMART objectives are objectives that are: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>S pecific </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>they describe a specific outcome linked to a rate, number, percentage or frequency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>M easurable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>they include a rate, number, percentage or frequency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A chievable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>with a reasonable amount of effort, they can actually be achieved </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>R elevant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the people involved have the necessary knowledge, authority and skill </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>T ime-based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>they include a clearly stated or defined finish and/or start date </li></ul></ul></ul>How to set SMART objectives June 24, 2008
  6. 6. SMART objectives step-by-step <ul><ul><li>Step 1: Define objective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An example format for SMART objectives: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By <INSERT DATE> , <INSERT WHO> will have </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li><INSERT WHAT> resulting in <INSERT RESULTS> by </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li><INSERT DATE> . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An example SMART objective: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By 9:30 AM on June 24, 2008 , STT participants will have been trained in setting SMART objectives, resulting in 10% of those participants setting SMART objectives for their own projects by 10:00 AM on the same day. </li></ul></ul></ul>How to set SMART objectives June 24, 2008
  7. 7. SMART objectives step-by-step (cont’d) <ul><ul><li>Objective: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By September 1, 2008 , Web of Change’s main site will have been re-designed, re-built, user-tested, integrated with new and/or existing e-communications, CRM and back-end systems and re-launched to the public resulting in 500 thousand unique website visits by December, 2009 . </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Here’s what we’re going to do… <ul><li>Group work at your tables. </li></ul><ul><li>Select one volunteer from your table </li></ul><ul><li>Work with that person to build a SMART objective for the “hardest goal they will face when they get back to work.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. What are SMART objectives? <ul><li>SMART objectives are objectives that are: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>S pecific </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>they describe a specific outcome linked to a rate, number, percentage or frequency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>M easurable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>they include a rate, number, percentage or frequency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A chievable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>with a reasonable amount of effort, they can actually be achieved </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>R elevant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the people involved have the necessary knowledge, authority and skill </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>T ime-based </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>they include a clearly stated or defined finish and/or start date </li></ul></ul></ul>How to set SMART objectives June 24, 2008
  10. 10. Table Breakouts Now we’re going to switch tables and test each others SMART objectives!
  11. 11. SMART objectives step-by-step (cont’d) <ul><ul><li>Step 2: Test objective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the objective specific ? Ask these questions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What exactly are we going to do, with or for whom ? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is it clear who is involved? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is the outcome clear? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the objective measurable ? Ask these questions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How will we know the intended change has occurred? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can these measurements be obtained? </li></ul></ul></ul>How to set SMART objectives June 24, 2008
  12. 12. SMART objectives step-by-step (cont’d) <ul><ul><li>Is the objective achievable ? Ask these questions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can we get it done in the proposed timeframe ? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can we do this with the resources we have? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is this possible? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the objective relevant ? Ask these questions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can the people with whom the objective has been set make an impact on the situation? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Do they have the necessary knowledge, authority and skill? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the objective time-based ? Ask this question: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When will this objective be accomplished? </li></ul></ul></ul>How to set SMART objectives June 24, 2008
  13. 13. Thank you! <ul><li>Christopher Roy in collaboration with Rob Purdie </li></ul><ul><li>For more information, please visit: </li></ul><ul><li>http://thinkhive.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://importantprojects.co.uk </li></ul>How to set SMART objectives June 24, 2008

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