Another querey from the Dept of Fuzzy Thinking--Doing a recent review of my Project list it became clear to me that some of my Projects, although defined in outcome terms, have been more like "guiding values" or a description of my responsbilities rather than Projects. This was became clear to me when a Forum member challenged me on my rather vague "maintain optimal fitness" as a project, noting that it did have any specifics. I can now see that I have often done myself a disservice by stopping with the guiding the value in the project description and trying to jump to the next action. For example, on the fitness project I suppose the project would be more readily "do-able" if stated as a weight range, a diet plan, an indicator of my strength and how often to go to gym. Of course, then it would be sevreal projects I think. And, an additional project might be "Develop one athletic social activity to the point of doing it weekly". Is there a formula or guideline for writing an outcome statement? Maybe I missed something in the book. I tend to think that once this is mastered it becomes clearer when a project needs to be subdivided.
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Improving Project Outcome Descriptions