A project kick-off meeting brings everyone together who will be involved in the project, to ensure they have a shared understanding of the project goals, deliverables and workflow. Establishing the importance of communication and coordination from the outset will help to ensure a successful project.
In preparation for the kick-off meeting, ensure that you have compiled all the documents relevant to your project such as the proposal, budget, schedule, work packages, deliverables, milestones, consortium partner and stakeholder names and contact details.
Consider creating a meeting plan, a formal agenda, and practice your presentation ahead of time. The meeting should include all of your project consortium, as well as key stakeholders. During your project kick-off meeting, you should: