An Aim Statement provides a succinct summary of what the QI team hopes to achieve over a specific amount of time including the magnitude of the change you hope to achieve. The Aim Statement acts as the project’s ‘North Star’ by keeping the QI team focused on what they are setting out to achieve and guiding them throughout the project life cycle. Use the following worksheet to draft an Aim Statement for your QI project by answering the questions “How Much?” “By When?” and “For Whom?” Keep in mind, your project’s Aim Statement should be meaningful to everyone involved in the project and should follow SMART principles.