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How do you set project goals? How do you monitor the progress of goals?

Here we are discussing about how to set project goals and how to monitor the progress of goals

First we are going to demonstrate :

What is a goal :

Goal is nothing but a target or aim which we want to achieve in everyone’s life there is a goal whether it is personal or professional, firstly we need to recognize it later we will work hard to achieve it. Here our topic is  about project goals so lets we talk about It.

What is a project goal:

A project goal explains the projects results: the long-term outcomes should also be triggered. Project goals are essential to planning and executing a project. A goal is a feasible end result.

The project objective shows the advantages, results, and execution improvements that are expected from the project.

Setting Project goals

Setting goals for a project showcases the expected everlasting effects and results of the project. Understanding project goals and their benefits can help you set feasible goals to make sure a project runs evenly.

Setting project goals might be facilitate  project planning and also milestones and act as a point of reference for success. Setting project goals includes three general categories they are listed in the below
These are three general categories that project goals fall into:

  1. Performance goals.
  2. Business goals
  3. Financial goals

Every project needs goals to keep it on track Here are some best practices for project management goal setting.

1.Start with gap analysis

The first step we need to do is setting effective goals is to assess where you currently stand with the project. Next, you need to figure out where you want to be. Both of these are very important to set effective goals.

2.prioritize your goals

1.Have a list that contains all tasks in one.

2.Prioritize tasks based on importance and urgency.


3.Involve your team in goal setting 

Your team, including the project manager and the project stakeholders must have a clear understanding of your goals. This will also help to ensure greater success with your overall goal.

How to monitor the progress of goals


Monitoring goal progress is a key process that comes into play between setting and attaining a goal, making sure that the goals are converted  into action

Businesses monitor progress because it helps us to spot and identify the problems on the go. Additionally, it motivates project stakeholders to focus on their strengths and understand how their work contributes to overall organizational success. Let’s see how you can effectively monitor the progress of goals

Why to monitor Your Progress of goals

When we feel that we’ve made progress in what we’re doing, it helps us visualize our plans more clearly. We create a step-by-step guide for achieving our targets. This makes the goal-setting process less overwhelming. Some of the steps to monitor your progress of goals are listed below


  1. Scheduling is a good way to track work progress.
  2. Do a monthly personal performance review.
  3. Set a deadline.
  4. Set milestones
  5. Turn your goals into SMART goals
  6. Document and review progress.

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