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Describe the importance of a project kick-off meeting

Describe the importance of a project kick-off meeting, and what needs to be reviewed in that meeting. Describe a project kick off meeting you have attended or hosted, and give suggestions on how to improve it in the future. Provide a comprehensive answer using your reading, knowledge and experience.

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The project kick-off meeting is a vital aspect to any project to formally notify all project stakeholders that the project has begun and to secure strategic alignment by communicating roles, responsibilities, expectations, goals and time lines. The kick-off meeting should engage project team members and stakeholders by formally setting the stage for the start of the project. For coordinating the meeting, there should be an agenda, presentation and project material. There are a number of specific topics you will want to cover at this meeting to ensure your project accomplishes its objectives.

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The expert describes the importance of a project kick-off meeting.