UIEtips: Part 2 – Kick Ass Kickoff Meetings

Jared Spool

January 26th, 2011

They say you don’t get a second chance to make a great first impression. That holds true for your kickoff of that new project. How can you ensure your team members and stakeholders leave that kickoff meeting excited and inspired?

On Monday, we published part 1 of an article by Kevin Hoffman, Kick Ass Kickoff Meetings. In the article, Kevin explains the advance work that should take place prior to the kickoff meeting, and the type of questions you should ask your stakeholders. You may want to read part 1 before reading part 2.

In part 2, Kevin dives deep into a plethora of exercises to use in kickoff meetings including a design studio activity. He also gives a list of suggestions on how a virtual participant can feel more present at the meeting.

Read the conclusion of Kick Ass Kickoff Meetings.

After reading part 1 and 2, you’re well on your way to producing kick ass kickoff meetings. But there’s one more resource that can help you. Kevin will be delivering our next virtual seminar on this very topic. He’ll share lots of great examples and the lessons the team at Happy Cog learned from one too many expensive and unproductive kickoffs. Learn more about Kevin’s seminar.

What do you do to jump-start the kickoff meetings and prevent them from being a ho-hum meetings? Share your thoughts with us below.

Add a Comment