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SMART planning is:
     S: Specific
    M: Measurable
    A: Attainable
    R: Risk Informed
    T: Timely

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SMART Guide
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Frequently Asked Questions & Fact Sheets

Last updated: 3 August 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Frequently Asked Questions (8 January 2015)
    Frequently Asked Questions on SMART Planning & Feasibility Study Implementation have been updated and reposted. If your question is not answered here, please submit your question/comment online

  • Frequently Asked Questions: Director’s Policy Memorandum 2018-05 (30 July 2018)
    Frequently Asked Questions on Director’s Policy Memorandum 2018-05: Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness in USACE Civil Works Project Delivery (Planning Phase and Planning Activities). These FAQs cover questions about operationalizing risk and risk-informed planning, the study team and resourcing, milestones and decision-making, and review.

    Talking Points

  • SMART Planning & Feasibility Study Implementation (27 March 2013)
    High-level talking points on SMART Planning & Feasibility Study implementation to help U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel at all levels respond to questions about Planning Modernization and feasibility study execution via SMART Planning.

    Webinars & Presentations

  • SMART Planning related webinars can be found on the Planning Community Toolbox Planning Webinars page

    Fact Sheets

  • SMART Reconnaissance Studies. April 2014

  • Planning Modernization, an update on the Corps Planning Modernization efforts. October 2013

  • Planning Modernization, an update on the Corps Planning Modernization, Portfolio Management, and SMART Planning efforts. 4 October 2012

    Videos

  • Civil Works Transformation, featuring planning modernization. 3 January 2013

  • Foundations of SMART Planning (November 2012)
    This 17 minute video provides an introduction to the foundations of SMART Planning and the SMART planning feasibility study process. The video is hosted by the USACE Corps Connection YouTube channel. Download the Foundations of SMART Planning PowerPoint presentation.

  • SMART Feasibility Studies: Milestones and Process (November 2012)
    This 16 minute video provides more detail on the milestones and process for conducting feasibility studies applying the SMART planning principles. The video is hosted by the USACE Corps Connection YouTube channel. Download the SMART Feasibility Studies: Milestones and Process PowerPoint presentation.

  • SMART Planning - The Risk Register (June 2012)
    This recorded webinar provides an short introduction to the Risk Register tool for PDTs to identify - and address - study and project risks. The link opens the webinar in a new window in Adobe Captivate. The webinar cannot be downloaded.

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