Where the Action Is: In the life of every project there is a time before, when the project exists as a possibility. From this possibility, we craft our intentions for the project.
If you work at a design agency, government agency, university, for-profit, not for-profit, or even a wish-I-had-profit, you break your work down into projects.
Every project has to start somewhere. The reality of a kickoff in football is that a lot of analysis and preparation happened off of the field before the ball is kicked.
I decided to undertake a different approach to kickoff meetings, applying design thinking, constraints, and interactive exercises to develop a kickoff framework that was more similar to a playbook of activities I could pull from to begin to define and begin to solve problems for clients.
I am in the business of creating experiences for the web, and although these exercises are designed to support that type of process, you might find them useful in putting together kickoffs for other kinds of projects as well.
Whether you get one useful idea from this site, or it helps you plan a multi-day, 60 plus person kickoff meeting, I hope you find this site helpful in building trust, energy, and positive culture around a successful project beginning.A kickoff meeting is no ordinary meeting—it sets the course and tone for the entire project.
Get everything you need to nail it: a free project kickoff meeting agenda download, and a break-down of internal kickoffs, pre-kickoffs, and client kickoffs to start your projects right.
The project kickoff meeting is your greatest opportunity to set the tone for your entire project. If you can establish an atmosphere of communication, transparency, preparation and momentum building, you have more than met your goal for this first meeting.
In Review: How to Kickoff a Project. In this video, Devin Deen, gave you his experienced advice on how best to kickoff a new project.
He’s project managed hundreds from the start and has learned the following four practical steps.
Use this template to start a new project –outline project goals, deliverables, timelines, resources and budget. Then, let everyone know what problem your project solves putting you that much closer to approval and kickoff!
Download your template now and start your project off right. What is a. This is a Project Kickoff Presentation that can be used for a variety of project types.
It is intended to be used at a project kickoff meeting with relevant stakeholders, project sponsors, and project team members present.
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