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Oliver 75 - 59th Question

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Oliver 75 - 59th Question

Postby jyotimayank Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:11 am

59. You have been criticized that certain specifications in your scope statement do not pass the test for SMART objectives. What are SMART objectives?

A. Objectives specified in far more detail than necessary for a execution of a successful project.
B. Easily achievable objectives which help you reducing the pressure on yourself and the team.
C. Objectives that should be achieved in order to attain formal recognition by both the customer and the project sponsor.
D. Objectives that are described using specific, measurable, assignable, realistic and time-related specifications.
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Re: Oliver 75 - 59th Question

Postby Ananyapmp Wed May 04, 2016 10:52 am

The correct answer is D
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Re: Oliver 75 - 59th Question

Postby jyotimayank Thu May 12, 2016 9:25 am

Yes the correct answer is D.

SMART stands for:

Specific: It is entirely job related, in above example “sales” and “investment” is related to the job.

Measurable: Objectives are always defined in measurable terms, we can measure above objectives using target of 10k$ and 15k$ profit.

Attainable: Objectives should be attainable within provided environment and resources and organizations need to analyse what is required to achieve defined objectives and need to continuously need to make sure it.

Time Bounded: Objectives should be achievable within the provided time period and in our example we identified time ‘a year’.

Goals and objectives are similar (not same) and complement each other – with goals, there is no pressure to be specific and in fact goals are open ended. Setting goals are effective as a broad outline, however, due to its fundamental nature of being broad and open ended, these are not the ideal way to achieve something.
Whenever you want to achieve something – define goal and then define a series of objectives to achieve those goals.

For more insight of this topic refer to the following blog

http://www.izenbridge.com/blog/vision-m ... d-tactics/
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