SMART is an acronym for testing an objective. It was written from the perspective of management back in 1981 in the journal Management Review and apparently has been a part of management lore ever since.
S Is for Specific M Is for Measurable A Is for Achievable R Is for Relevant T Is for Timely
- Doran, G. T. (1981). There’s a S.M.A.R.T. Way to Write Management’s Goals and Objectives. Management Review, 70, 35-36.
- A Brief History of SMART Goals
This is an extension of Doran's SMART acryonym, making explicit the evaluation and reassessment phases. The SMARTER material appears to be adapted for use in personal goal setting.
E Is for Evaluate R Is for Readjust
I've seen this referred to in:
- Wanderlust Worker (commercial)