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.