A project kickoff meeting is the first meeting between a project team and the client or sponsor of a project when kicking off a new project. It will take place after contracts have been signed and there is agreement on the statement of work, costs, and timeline, although sometimes with new clients this paperwork may not be finalized. Watch Adriana’s YouTube video which outlines everything that goes into a fully fledged project kickoff meeting agenda.
The purpose of a project kickoff meeting is to introduce the team, understand the project background, understand what success looks like, understand what needs to be done, and agree on how to work together effectively. It is a chance to level set and get the team and client on the same page.
For the agency team who are tasked with delivery of the project, the project kickoff meeting is an opportunity to get key information they need to succeed and demonstrate their enthusiasm and understanding of the project, it is a chance to instill confidence in the client that they have made a good decision in their choice of agency and project team.
There is no doubt a project kickoff meeting can set the course and tone for the rest of a project. The project kickoff meeting can contribute enormously to the success of the project itself. And done badly, the project kickoff meeting can destroy any chance of success before the project has even started.
The kickoff meeting is an enthusiasm-generator for the customer and displays a full summary of the project so far. By displaying a thorough knowledge of the goal and steps on how to reach it, the customer gains confidence in the team’s ability to deliver the work. Kickoff means that the work starts.
This Project Kickoff Meeting template consists of four modern and stylish slides. The first slide gives you the opportunity to prepare questions for the main four categories – Defined Need, Readiness for Change, Time, Resources, Personnel, Sustainment of Change. This slide will be useful for project managers in their daily work.
The next slide is presented in the form of a graph, which contains the main four phases of the project development – Conceive, Develop, Execute, Finish. For each phase of project development, you can describe in detail a list of actions.
The next slide will help you present the steps for each period of the project over a twelve-week period. This slide will be useful for development managers. For example, you can describe in detail your company development strategy or new product promotion. This template will be useful for CMOs when preparing an advertising campaign plan.
Moreover, this template can be used by construction companies when preparing a plan for the commissioning of a new building. You can change the size and position of objects as needed. The slides of this template will be useful for planners. Also, this template can be used by business coaches and university teachers when preparing their courses.