While goals provide your team with high-level expected project outcomes, requirements help break each goal into a specific set of deliverables to ensure each goal reaches completion. Requirements don’t define ‘how’ a goal will be delivered, but instead provide the ‘what’ will be delivered. This allows for clear communication between stakeholders without including details


Setting goals helps stakeholders understand the measurables and outcomes for your project. In the project management ecosystem, SMART goals create better project outcomes and provide clarity for internal team members. SMART stands for: S: Specific – Goals must be stated clearly. M: Measurable – Goals must have a way to objectively gauge progress