Your strand / theme / work package leads need to really think about applying the definitions, and this for me is one of the main benefits; that real thought is given to the tasks or activities under consideration.
Demonstrates a desire to help others by conducting training or presenting out concepts that you have learned.To quote renowned American philosopher and writer Elbert Hubbard: It is easy to get dragged into acronyms these days, but this is one applies to so much in our lives. I still consider SMART, but really changed the way I create goals for performance reviews.I have tended to find specific-measurable-achievable-realistic-timely are the better descriptions to work to and these are the descriptions we worked to with the CMI. Keep in mind I manage IT and Marketing, so our goals are different than say sales goals. Here's an example: Education/Training/Skills Gaps (10%)Continuous training and education is important to the IT department, the Credit Union and to the employees.The acronym SMART has several slightly different variations, which can be used to provide a more comprehensive definition of goal setting: S - specific, significant, stretching M - measurable, meaningful, motivational A - agreed upon, attainable, achievable, acceptable, action-oriented R - realistic, relevant, reasonable, rewarding, results-oriented T - time-based, time-bound, timely, tangible, trackable This broader definition will help you to be successful in both your business and personal life. It seems like I had practiced it but I stumbled somewhere.When you next run a project take a moment to consider whether your goals are SMART goals. So I need to get myself in tune again to experience real success.