Definiton of kick·off:
– a kick that starts play in a game (such as American football or soccer)
– the start of something
A project kick-off meeting is the best opportunity for a project manager to energize his or her team. During this meeting, the project management can establish a sense of common goal and start understanding each individual.
Although a project kick-off meeting appears to be a simple meeting with all the stakeholders of the project, a successful project kick-off meeting requires proper planning. A strong and clear agenda is a must for a project kick-off meeting.
First of all, talk about the project assumptions and how you developed the project plan. Set the expectations and decide on a convenient time to hold regular meetings to talk about project progress. Teamwork is one of the most important expectations to be set. You need to elaborate more on teamwork and plan some teamwork activities just after the project kick-off.
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