Writing PI Objectives

Day 89.

PI Planning: one of the outputs is the team’s PI Objectives. How to write these?

Tip: focus on the desired outcome… and write it. Don’t write ‘how’ you work it though… the ‘how’ is not the objective. Example of a good objective: ‘I want to lose weight’.

A better example is this: ‘I want to lose 5 pounds’. It is specific and measurable and realistic

A much better example is this: ‘I want to lose 5 pounds in 4 weeks’. It is time bound.

A much much better example is this: ‘I want to lose 5 pounds in 4 weeks so I look and feel better sooner rather than later’. The perceived value is stated.

A bad example is this: ‘I want to run five miles…’. This is the ‘how’ — it is the means to and end!

When writing PI Objectives… write about the ‘end’… the desired outcome… not the means.

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