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