Author: © Eric Dayal
This is a Project Kickoff Presentation that can be used for a variety of project types. It is intended to be used at a project kickoff meeting with relevant stakeholders, project sponsors, and project team members present. The meeting is typically led by the project manager or a project sponsor. The tone of the meeting should be motivating to encourage interest and commitment to the project. Depending on the size of the project, the meeting can be between one and two hours, including time for questions. The kickoff meeting provides high level information about the project and does not get into granular details of the project implementation. The slides are in wide screen format.
- Project Team
- Groups Impacted
- Key Dates and Milestones
- Implementation Plan
- Risks and Mitigation
- Communication Plan
- Next Steps
Each of the items above should be well planned and thought out prior to the project kickoff. It is common to involve key project members in the creation of the project kickoff presentation content to ensure accuracy and that a wide variety of perspectives have been accounted for. It is also wise to discuss some of the information above with key project sponsors and stakeholders prior to the kickoff meeting to avoid any major disapproval in the meeting. Time should be allotted throughout the presentation or at the end for questions and discussion. Discussion items that are very detailed or are taking too much time should be tabled by the meeting leader, and he/she should assign someone to follow up on that topic after the meeting.
This project kickoff presentation can also be used later in the project if new team members are brought on board. The presentation can be shared with them to help them get up to speed quickly on the details of the project.
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Date Posted: 2014-03-28 16:15:16