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.

When you get the approval in B03, it’s time to have a kick-off meeting for the monthly cycle.

Purpose

This management activity has two purposes:

Common pitfalls

Don’t limit the kick-off to boring, dry speeches and a review of the upcoming month, but 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 on a picnic, etc., and facilitate it properly to ensure that the two main purposes are satisfied.

Principles

The following principles play a significant role in this management activity:


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Introduction

A - Project Initiation

B - Monthly Initiation

C - Weekly Management

D - Daily Management

E - Monthly Closure

F - Project Closure

G - Post-Project Management



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