SMART, which stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound, is a methodology that helps you establish achievable and solid goals. This Excel spreadsheet template walks you through setting a SMART goal step by step, calculating manageable, quantitative targets for you, and helps you evaluate any blockers standing in the way of managing your ISO27001 re-certification. These challenges/obstacles should then be listed as risks on your register so that they can be actively managed.
A clear SMART objective set also demonstrates a cohesive approach to your auditor that will reflect across the entire ISMS. This will allow them to feel assured in your team and process, which will allow for better relations which always helps with re-certifications!