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The Secrets to Conducting an Effective Project Kickoff Meeting

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The truth is that a project kickoff meeting can make or break a project. Done well, the kickoff meeting can set the project on a path for success, but a nightmare kickoff meeting can wreak havoc for months to come. These are a few simple secrets that can make a huge difference in the effectiveness of your next project kickoff meeting. In this session, we'll provide specific techniques and best practices including the following:

- Using Improv based team building techniques to engage participants

- Drafting the project charter

- Soliciting key risks early

- Developing a realistic project schedule

- Using facilitation techniques to avoid missing key tasks or project steps

- Developing ground rules and discussing processes

- Engaging virtual attendees as needed

If you're already familiar with kickoff meetings, no worries. This presentation isn't a soup to nuts overview of how to run a kickoff meeting. Instead, we'll identify several specific techniques that you can throw into your bag of tricks to avoid common pitfalls and move your kickoff meetings from good to great!

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Acknowledgements: Laura Schofield, James McCrory and Kimberly Whitby

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