A19. Weekly kick-off

This is a weekly activity. You can repeat the weekly activities in a certain day of the week (e.g. every Monday). Remember that A17 to A21 should be run in sequence. 

When you’re done with managing deviations, it’s time to have a quick, and simple weekly kick-off. Two hours should be enough for it. The Project Manager gathers all Team Leaders, Supplier PMs, PM Supports, and other key people (if required) for the following:

  • Reviewing what you’re going to do in the coming week, to make sure everyone is synchronized. Remember that what people say here should not be used for checking the performance, or blaming the teams if they couldn’t get them done.
  • Reviewing the problems they may have in the coming week. These risks or issues are recorded in the RIC Register or Journal, and managed like other RICs. Remember that one of the main responsibilities of a Project Manager is to help the teams by solving their problems.
  • Encouraging the teams to limit their work in progress, and get the in-progress packages done as soon as possible. Having a lot of in-progress work reduces productivity, quality, and predictability.

Preparing

  • A01. Appoint the Sponsor
  • A02. Prepare the Project Summary
  • A03. Appoint the Project Manager
  • A04. Set up the PMIS
  • A05. Appoint the rest of the team
  • A06. Populate the PMIS
  • A07. [Select suppliers and agree on the Supplier PMs]
  • A08. Preparation Audit
  • A09. Go/No-Go
  • A10. Project kick-off
  • A11. Focused Communication

Cycle Planning

  • A12. Update the PMIS
  • A13. [select suppliers and agree on the Supplier PMs]
  • A14. Go/No-Go
  • A15. Cycle kick-off
  • A16. Focused Communication

Weekly Activities

  • A17. Measure and report performance
  • A18. Manage deviations
  • A19. Weekly kick-off
  • A20. Weekly Audit
  • A21. Focused Communication

Daily Activities

  • A22. Capture RICs
  • A23. React to RICs, based on Delegation Limits
  • A24. Accept completed products from the Team Leaders and Supplier PMs

Cycle Closing

  • A25. Evaluate the customer and team satisfaction
  • A26. Plan for improvements
  • A27. Focused Communication

Closing

  • A28. Receive approval and hand over the product
  • A29. Handover the Business Case to the responsible person
  • A30. Evaluate the customer and team satisfaction
  • A31. Closing Audit
  • A32. Archive the PMIS
  • A33. Celebrate and announce closure
  • A34. Focused Communication

Post-Project

  • A35. Check the Business Case and evaluate the benefits
  • A36. Design additional activities if required
  • A37. Focused Communication

Shortcuts

About PMIS elements (documents)

  • A04. Set up the PMIS
  • A06. Populate the PMIS

About Roles (people)

  • A05. Appoint the rest of the team

About Planning

  • A06. Populate the PMIS
  • A12. Update the PMIS