Suggestions for More Productive Project Status Meetings – Part 1


  1. Schedule the meeting on an appropriate, regular, and well publicized basis.
  2. Create an agenda. Understand the meeting’s desired outcomes. and plan the meeting processes.
  3. Standardize the agenda as much as possible.
  4. Create meeting ground-rules with the project team.
  5. Only invite the required people (which will change over the project life cycle).
  6. Keep the meeting as short as possible, and probably no longer than one hour.

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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