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Project planning



SMART project objectives



  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Time-based

You need specific objectives so you know success when you see it.

Progress requires measurable improvements.

Objectives that are not achievable is the same as setting yourself up to fail.

Realistic objectives encourage teamwork and individual contributions.

"A dream with a time limit is an objective."




Project triangle


Smart objectives help formulate the project triangle.





How does your team handle these trade-offs??






Projects are different than standard operations







A projects is more than a series of steps































Characteristics of Critical activities:


Sequence of critical activities form the project critical path.