Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for an application development director.

An application development director designs and supervises projects in IT that are meant to improve operations as well as taking charge of the overall planning, coordinating, and supervising all the activities about the design, creation, and implementation of applications in the organization. He/she manages the application development teams from when the idea is conceived to the final product.

Other specific responsibilities include setting deadlines and goals for the teams; making sure the project is running on schedule; finding, hiring and retaining the team of application development experts; managing the budget and setting forecasts as well as improving applications to aid in improving and maintaining the security of sensitive organizations information.

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


Proactively inform customers on time if there are pending delays.

Provide timely and objective advice to customers on matters related to the goods and/or services of the company.

[employee comments goal]

Strive to articulate my ideas and opinions in a clear and non-confrontational manner.

Come up with solid solutions and help other people understand my views in a clear manner.

[employee comments goal]

To show the willingness to learn more skills on how to improve my interview success chances.

Learn to listen actively to what is said and what is not said during the interviewing process.

[employee comments goal]

Create a schedule for all employees to follow without compromise

Train workers to embrace their work as their very own

[employee comments goal]

Concentrate the energies and focus on doing the very best every day

Follow the safety precautions keenly to ensure security is maintained at all times

[employee comments goal]

Start feeling more comfortable when making a decision and standing firm by it

Go to talks given by experts in one's field, attend industry meet-ups and take an online class in order to brush up or boost one's skills

[employee comments goal]

Increase one's own range of models and frameworks by reading, attending courses and asking colleagues what they use

Always cluster information into related areas and review for trends during data gathering exercises

[employee comments goal]

Reward and recognize oneself and others when a goal has been accomplished in order to feel motivated to keep working hard

Ask for regular feedback from others in order to identify own strengths and areas that need improvement

[employee comments goal]

Understand how to document, manage, and assess project risks and develop mitigation and contingency plans

Provide accurate and timely information regarding tasks, strategies, schedules, plans, and organization structure to stakeholders

[employee comments goal]

Avoid inviting unnecessary participants in order to save time and resources

Put extra effort in planning ahead of a meeting and always pre-write important points to be discussed in a meeting

[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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