Project Objectives Help You Work SMART-er

Linstrom, John
April 2006
Fire Chief;Apr2006, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p26
Trade Publication
The article advises fire departments and fire chiefs on developing SMART objectives to facilitate the implementation of the management-by-objectives technique. SMART stands for specific, measurable, assignable, reasonable and time-specific objectives. An incident action plan must contain the scope of the assignment and the operational period. In an incident management organizational chart, a line can be drawn from every objective to the person, unit or group responsible for the objective. Examples of objectives for fire departments are given.


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