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

An application developer is tasked with the primary role of developing and testing application software that meets client needs using programming languages and source codes. He or she can use one language or more to develop the application software after identifying an idea or meeting a customer's need.

In addition he or she will get to perform the following duties; develop user interfaces, testing and documenting developed software and programs, develop technical designs, debugging software application issues, offer technical advice on the application development processes, test and revise applications to ensure they are working perfectly and undertake application development training to young developers.

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


Create time to individually engage each employee in finding out where major problems lies

Balance out working and personal time to bring up a happy workforce

[employee comments goal]

Embrace the right attitude every day you show up for work

Respect everyone ? customers, coworkers, and management for a swift-working place

[employee comments goal]

Learn to ask people about their work when one doesn't understand some of its aspects in order to give the right feedback

Allow others to set their own goals and give feedback on regular basis in order to make them grow

[employee comments goal]

Place goals in a place where one automatically sees them in order to stay motivated, focused and committed to staying on task

Fix one's mind on the desired end result and then direct efforts and every action towards that result

[employee comments goal]

Seek constant feedback from colleagues and one's superiors and actively work out strategies to improve the weak areas

Actively seek new opportunities to improve oneself and the company and seize them when they occur

[employee comments goal]

Set measurable objectives in order to know when one is making progress and whether or not one is on the right track

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

[employee comments goal]

Provide all participants with an agenda way before the scheduled day of a meeting

Put extra effort in assessing what took place during a meeting and make plans to improve future meetings

[employee comments goal]

Learn to concentrate in all training sessions and avoid distracters while learning

Develop a habit of seeking extra assistance from colleagues on complex concepts learned in training sessions

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to backup computer data and learn more about the best and most recent data backup techniques

Learn how to use different versions and types of computer operating systems

[employee comments goal]

Automate processes and operations by developing programs that improve efficiency

Become more eager and willing to participate in continuing education opportunities related to programming

[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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