Join Chris Croft for an in-depth discussion in this video Planning your kick-off meetings, part of Project Management Simplified.
- Now, a really important part of step one,…"Defining Your Project", is to make sure…that all the stakeholders involved…all have the same vision of what the project is.…If you've just got one customer, it's great.…You just give them what they want.…But quite often you've got a number of different people…involved who all want different things.…Maybe some people want it to be cheap,…other people want it to be really good,…other people are in a hurry to get it.…Or maybe they just have different ideas…of what the quality actually means,…different ideas of what's gonna be delivered.…So the only way to really get around this is…to get everybody in a room and get them…to talk about it and agree it.…
It's not your job as the project manager…to decide what they're gonna get.…If you do that, the chances are…that some of them will complain and be unhappy.…It's your job to facilitate their meeting.…So get them into a room and say, "OK guys.…"What is it that you want from this?"…Now I'd recommend actually having two kickoff meetings.…
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- Defining project scope
- Deciding how to list tasks
- Estimating costs and time
- Planning for risk
- Staying on budget