An objective is SMART if it is Specific; Measurable; Ambitious; Realistic and Temporal.
- Specific: must be Specific and not depend on elements over which there is no control.
- Measurable: must be Measurable, that is to say quantified.
- Acceptable: must be achievable in terms of ambition.
- Realistic: must be possible in terms of means or be adjusted if the context changes.
- Temporal: must be written in Time, with an end date and intermediate points.