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Running Effective Project Review Meeting (Part 2)

By Celine Chua (Prince 2, PMP)
Email: CelineChua2212@gmail.com

Aug 2, 2019

Running effective project review meeting will foster a heathy sharing of knowledge, ideas, opportunities and risks..

Boring! Status update! Waste of time! These are words related to project review meeting, especially with most of the mega programme/projects review meetings. Imagine that there are 30 – 40 people from multiple teams gather in a room/conference call for hours, to review the status of multiple projects at a level of details. Not many people will pay attention to the person who is talking and scrolling slides that are populated with details.

Almost everyone is looking at his or her laptop/mobile.

Meetings are an essential part of project life cycle. Running effective project review meeting will foster a healthy sharing of knowledge, ideas, opportunities and risks. Therefore, the project manager’s ability of running effective project review meeting is a critical part of his/her success in project management.

So what can a project manager do instead of status meeting? Two things project managers need to work on:

Find an alternate, effective plan to track status

Consider setup the following:

What to cover in project review meeting?

Here are some examples of running effective project review meeting:

The team must learn to let go yesteryear’s good strategies or process that is unproductive for growth to occur. However, if you believe in running project status meeting, read the article from Brownlee, Dana. (The secrets to running project status meetings that work!)

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Useful links for project status report samples and guideline: