project management

3 Tips for Leading a Successful Conference Call

Prepping for a conference call is much more than just scheduling an hour-long conversation; you need to be organized. You need to know the location of everything that could come up in conversation. You need to be aware of how much time you have scheduled and how quickly time is passing. And, most importantly, you […]

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How to Run a Great Kickoff Meeting

  As we learned in What Happens in Vagueness Stays in Vagueness the kickoff meeting is critical for a successful project.  No matter how complex or simple, how large or small, the kickoff meeting is important. Keys to a great kickoff meeting: Make sure someone from each discipline attends. Define project scope and goals. Prepare […]

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The Importance of Good Kickoff Meetings

To kickoff, or not to kickoff, that is the question. Sometimes when a rush job comes in, the scope of the project is “small”, or the request seems pretty straightforward, the impulse is to just jump-in and get it cracking. This impulse should be ignored. When it comes to project management the outcome depends on […]

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