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Agile Project: The Kickoff Meeting

18 December 2017

Prabhakar Jha
Bloomberg


In my experience as an Agile coach and ScrumMaster over multiple Agile projects, I have found a great deal of value in holding a kickoff meeting when a new project begins. Attached is a copy of a simple slide deck in which I capture the basics that should be part of any such kickoff. I hope you will find it useful.

Agile-Project-KickoffMeeting-presentation.pdf


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Tom Mellor, CST,CSP,CSM,CSPO,REP, 12/21/2017 1:48:38 PM
There's no such thing as an "agile project." Agility is an organization matter, not a project matter. For more about this, I suggest you read my LinkedIn post: http://bit.ly/2pci8Nd. Kickoffs are, well, so last century! They are an archaic way to "set the tone." God knows, I did plenty of them in my old job. I suggest you start things with an impact map or something similar. Maybe a product box party. That's a more modern, inclusive way to do initial things. You have a team that applies agility, so apply it!

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