According to Wikipedia, the SMART mnemonic was developed by George T. Doran in 1981. I was first exposed to it in a day-long seminar in project management back in the ‘90s. The SMART mnemonic is a way to clearly communicate what you are trying to accomplish, and to clearly measure if the goals you are setting for yourself or your team can be accomplished. For examples of how you can use SMART objectives to manage your database, click here to read the rest of the article.

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