Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a cloud business operations specialist.

A Cloud Business Operations Specialist is liable for supporting and playing a significant role in technology planning and execution.

The primary duties of this position are defining cloud strategy for the company and translating into action, defining a multiyear cloud solution and infrastructure and security roadmap, managing enterprise cloud platform and performing migration from system center to other cloud environments, designing and governing security architecture in keeping with the standards and the policies, providing high level technical support for application and servers on virtual platforms, mentoring, implementation teams and conducting hands-on training sessions to transfer knowledge to developers/product managers, supporting and administration, resolving incidents affecting the operation.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Be willing enough to collaborate with other when it comes to problem-solving issues.

Show great confidence and poise when making decisions and not afraid to make mistakes and learn from them.

[employee comments goal]

Do quality and proactive risk management throughout, and avoid immediate reaction to changes

Conduct neutral and honest discussions in order to allow everyone involved make solid contributions

[employee comments goal]

Show concern for all areas of the work provided and follow up on work outputs

Clearly communicate to other employees when they are not meeting the expected results and encourage them to propose ideas to increase performance

[employee comments goal]

Dedicate full concentration and become fully involved in any task one is doing in order to do it better

Ensure that all manufacturers and suppliers follow the quality procedures and meet the requirements and standards of the company

[employee comments goal]

Constantly use the existing benchmarks to complete processes in accordance with the set standards

Eliminate steps that do not add value to a process and optimize the steps that add value to a process

[employee comments goal]

Work extra hard to learn how to troubleshoot modern electronic devices

Embrace computers to execute repetitive, multiple, and complex tasks efficiently

[employee comments goal]

Encourage others to embrace the power of virtual workplaces to save time, money, travel, and energy

Learn to use data mining techniques to identify patterns and predict future trends

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort to search for the best sources of information

Learn memory and brain training from courses, books and other reliable sources to improve and boost memory

[employee comments goal]

Demonstrate more willingness to know how a product addresses the needs of a client

Learn to communicate information about products clearly and in a simple language

[employee comments goal]

Automate processes and operations by developing programs that improve efficiency

Always make a plan of the program structure before typing the code

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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