CREATING A SMART AIM
STEP 4: CREATING A SMART AIM
Now that you have started to assess the problem, you can start to develop an aim for the project. Using the ‘SMART’ framework will ensure that your goals
are structured, realistic and achievable. A ‘SMART’ aimmeans you make sure it is:
M A R
Specific What is your specific goal/ intent? Be as concise and precise as possible.
Measurable How exactly are you going to measure the outcomes and baseline?
Achievable Have you thought of the potential barriers to the project, and how you can you overcome them?
Relevant How do you think your project will make a difference to your specific problem?
What is your time-frame? What are your interim milestones?
TOP TIP Create SMART aims which take into consideration your ‘ Sphere of Influence ’. Focus on what is achievable and scale up.
‘Sphere of Influence’ is an area where you have the power to change things
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