"What you get by achieving goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals" Henery David Thoreau

Setting goals will set the tone for any Project. In this course you will learn  goal setting principles that will help you and your team achieve your goals easily 

SMART Goal setting


Goal setting is essential for  the success of any project. Using the SMART technique will help all managers create effective goals. SMART stand for: Specific, Measurable, Achievable , Relevant and Timely   

SMART can provide clarity, motivation and help you, to stay focused on your goals

Specific- all goals have to be specific, a vague goal such as “have a useful event” is not specific and won’t help you reach you goals, good goals discuss limitations as well as Who, when, where, how.

Measurable- Measurable goals means to need to Identify  exactly what you want to see, hear ,feel when you reach your goal,  relating this to the criteria of the successful event . it also means that tracking the progress is easier, and it encourages workers to stay focused

Achievable - ensuring that goals are attainable create a sense a self-motivation within the staff. If goals are set unrealistically and staff know that attaining  those goal is unrealistic and this will cause them to be demotivated and productivity will decrease and effect the end result

Relevant- what is the objective behind this goal? Does it actually matter and why do you want to reach it? Having goals that aren’t relevant is a waste of time and resources

Timely – Time is money. Deadlines are important, they need to be some-what flexible and realistic, if timelines are too strict it can cause the same demotivation as unattainable goals.  This also help to avoid getting caught up in the small everyday tasks and not focusing on the big task

What does the M in SMART mean ?

  • Measurable
  • Maintainable
  • Manageable
  • Meaningful