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More Suggestions for Writing SMART Objectives:


S M A R T
Measurable
  • Numeric or descriptive
  • Quantity, quality, cost

Example #1:

Original Objective:
The Conference Program Planning committee will increase attendance at its progam.

Measurable Objective:
The Conference Program Planning committee will increase attendance at its 2001 Annual Conference program by at least 10% over the previous year.


Example #2:

Original Objective:
The Nominating Committee will encourage nominations by Section members by creating a convenient Web-based nomination form that will be published on the IS Web site.

Measurable Objective:
The Nominating Committee will receive at least five nominations by Section members from the new Web-based nomination form that will be created and published on the IS Web site.

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