What is a Kickoff Meeting?
A kickoff meeting, originating from football, is generally the first meeting with the project team and their client. This meeting comes after the basic project details have been defined, but before the main project work begins and is designed to create alignment between everyone involved with the project. .
Kickoff meetings are not planning meetings, although it is common to review and revise project plans during a kickoff. A kickoff may last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the project's scope and nature.
- Good Kickoff Meetings ~ resources site by Kevin Hoffman
- Kickoff meeting: The complete guide to starting projects right ~ by Ben Aston on the Digital PM website