What is SMART Planning?
SMART Planning encourages risk-informed decision making and the appropriate levels of detail for conducting investigations, so that
recommendations can be captured and succinctly documented and completed in a target goal of 3 years in compliance with the
The online SMART Planning Guide provides a more comprehensive overview of the new feasibility study process and milestones, as
well as specific tools, tips and techniques for conducting studies. The SMART Guide itself, as well as recorded Webinars &
Presentations, has been provided to explain the foundations of the new feasibility study milestones and processes.
Additional Directives &
Guidance, including several published Planning Bulletins, provide the methodology and the framework for feasibility studies,
the process milestones for feasibility studies, exemption processes, and more.
The term SMART Planning is derived from an acronym frequently used in process management:
R: Risk Informed