The First Project Meeting
After the kickoff event, you’re finally underway! Schedule the first team meeting to take place approximately one week after the kickoff. This first meeting will be the first true test of your leadership skills as the project manager.
Invite all working members of the project implementation team. (Do not invite customers and the executive management team.) Since this first team project review meeting is a meeting to get work started, it should accomplish the following:
1. Establish a model for future meetings:
• Start on time.
• Before the meeting, develop and distribute an agenda of objectives and ask people to review them before they come.
• Conduct one agenda item at a time, and conclude it before moving on to the ...