Weekly, monthly, quarterly, or a specific date? Check. Video conferences or face-to-face meetings? Yep, gotcha' covered.
Basecamp, Asana, Podio, Trello, Kanban, Scrum, XP, TPS? Oh yeah. Gmail or Outlook, GTM, WebEx, or Skype dial-ins? Roger that.
Daily stand-ups with devs? Weekly status meetings with the product owner? Working sessions with project teams? Fo' sho'.
Dial-in numbers? Small office or conference room? Your office or theirs? Doesn't matter. You're good-to-go!
Projects are often doomed to fail when expectations vary. In addition to clarifying team member roles and project goals (must-have's for a kickoff meeting), coming armed with pre-scheduled meetings, calls and stand-ups for the length of the project establishes a cadence, and aligns expectations.
Communication is the most important factor of a successful project. Without recurring touchpoints and regular communication, the project will fall apart. Having specific days and times scheduled, in advance, helps to keep everyone on the same page and keeps the project flowing.
Establishing a cadence of repeatable calls, reviews and working sessions helps to ground project teams without the worry of what's next. The most successful teams and independent consultants have a defined process that provides focus and clarity throughout the course of a project. Helio can be customized to fit your exact workflow.
James T. PMP, CSM