Many of our clients are focused on delivering faster projects and other activities. Speed is not everything but if we can deliver faster projects, we get two major (and fairly obvious) benefits

  1. Faster projects cost less – labor and expenses are lower
  2. Faster projects deliver project benefits earlier

In our work over the last 14 year with virtual teams and projects and our focus on speed in over 300 major multinationals we have found that the single biggest thing we can do to deliver faster projects is to run an effective project kick-off.

Projects using our accelerated kick off process tend to deliver 25% faster than those without this approach.

Our particular expertise is in remote and virtual projects and teams and here it is essential to use the kick-off to establish two key things.

  • A faster project start by creating clarity on roles and deliverables so people leave the kickoff clear and motivated to begin.
  • Defined ways of working and approaches that enable the project to succeed once they are in the remote working phase.

It is often the second of these that is neglected in traditional project management kick-offs.

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About the author:

Kevan Hall Kevan Hall is a CEO, author, speaker and trainer in matrix management, virtual teams and global working. He is the author of "Speed Lead - faster, simpler ways to manage people, projects and teams in complex companies, "Making the Matrix work - how matrix managers engage people and cut through complexity", and the "Life in a Matrix" podcasts, videos, cartoons and blog. He is CEO and founder of Global Integration. Company profile: .

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