Suggestions for More Productive Project Status Meetings – Part 2


  1. If this is only time the team meets, schedule two meetings back-to-back, instead of one long meeting. Use the first meeting for status, and the second for more technical hands-on discussions.
  2. Start the meeting on time.
  3. Establish a clear decision making process.
  4. Control and facilitate the meeting yourself.
  5. Review the agenda at the beginning the meeting to allow yourself to modify/prioritize as necessary.
  6. Keep the meeting interesting, and pace of the meeting maintained.

About Kevin Archbold

Kevin Archbold, PMP, PMI-SP, has over 30 years of project management experience with large and small organizations in a variety of industries, including automotive, nuclear, telecommunications, trucking, IT, recruiting, mining, construction, and government. Kevin has presented at local and national levels within the Project Management Institute (PMI), is the winner of a local chapter PMI Project of the Year Award, and is the current president of a PMI Chapter.

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