SOSMART criteria for risk and mission stataments


SOSMART criteria:

  • Standalone – reads like a really good headline, no further reading or reference is needed to understand
  • Opportunity – answers the question of “so what“, it addresses who is affected, how, by how much and provides evidence
  • Specific – identifies the specific risk, what is the issue, what is the impact to the organization?
  • Measurable – the risk must be stated quantitatively and qualitatively, enabling fact-based decision making and status updates?
  • Attainable – the risk is actionable with time, skills, resources (people or $$) available?
  • Relevant – Related to organizational goals and is a high priority?
  • Time bound – are the deadline and milestones are clearly defined?

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