B04 - Kick off the monthly cycle
This management activity belongs to the Monthly Initiation group. This group of activities are done in the beginning of each month to prepare us for a new monthly cycle.
Note: This is a draft of the second version of P3.express. Comments are welcome!
When you get the approval in B02, it’s time to have a kick-off meeting for the monthly cycle.
This management activity has two purposes:
- Informing the stakeholders of the plan for the upcoming month
Don’t limit the kick-off to boring, dry speeches and a review of the upcoming month, and instead, create a pleasant experience for everyone as the team-building aspect of this meeting has priority. You can gather the whole team (plus external stakeholders when possible) and go hiking, go to a picnic, etc. and facilitate it properly to ensure that the two main purposes are satisfied.
The following principles have a significant role in this management activity: