It happens every day in hundreds of offices around the world. Teams are organized and gather together for the first time to undertake the build of a design for an improved system, solution or information management outcome. Many stakeholders attend with different vocabularies with which they do business. For some, economics are a driving factor; for others, functionality and performance are paramount. For all, making progress in the first meeting is one of the greatest challenges. It is almost an inherent truth that professionals in all corners of the world dread the “kick-off” meeting.
What is critical in the first meeting is that the participants are able to develop a shared vision of the direction the project will pursue. Quite … Read More