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Project Kickoff Deck


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Getting off to a positive start is important for any project. We rely on having an organized and well-planned kickoff to help us build momentum. Our Project Kickoff Deck comes in handy as it allows us to quickly put together a presentation following a time-tested agenda. Of course, based on the client and timeline, we may adjust certain items and add/remove parts as necessary. What we've put together here is a stock version that works for us 75% of the time.

We've stripped out all styling from this Keynote file, so it doesn't look pretty. If you're looking to buy this for a plug-and-play presentation, then you'll be disappointed. You'll get most out of this if you're curious about how we structure our kickoffs, what kinds of questions we ask, and how we align with our clients on the goals of the project.

This is a 20-slide presentation deck. We usually pull this up on a big screen TV and use it to guide our kickoff meetings. Our kickoffs take between 1 to 2 hours. The more people that are involved from the client's side, the longer the meeting will take as different stakeholders will take turns answering questions.

There are some overlapping questions in this deck and our Client Intake Questionnaire. We've found that it's worth repeating some of those questions again in a group setting because the questionnaire will often be answered by just one stakeholder who may not be able to provide all the answers (or all the different perspectives).

Take this template, make the tweaks and styling adjustments to fully make it your own, and give it a try. We hope this template is as much a timesaver for you as it has been for us.

This is an editable Keynote file (.key). We've also included a PDF in case you don't have Keynote.


Further Reading

Elevating Your Agency's Success with Effective Project Kickoffs

Projects are the lifeblood of any agency, the tangible products that define your services and mark your contribution to your client's success. The key to delivering an excellent project lies in how it begins, specifically, the project kickoff.

How To Run Project Kickoff Meetings: The Ultimate Guide

How you start a project sets the tone for how the rest of the project will run. The purpose of a kickoff meeting is to make sure everyone understands the background of the project and you come to an agreement about what success looks like. This post also includes what to cover in a kickoff meeting and a sample agenda for the meeting.

1% Better at Remote Meetings

Everything is a bit harder when working remotely. Here are some ideas about how to bring energy to remote meetings, including celebrating project kickoffs.

Planning a Remote Kickoff Meeting With a New Client

In this age of remote work, making sure new clients get the attention that they need when you are kicking off your first project is critical. Planning ahead and having the right tools in place will keep things on track. Here are 19 ideas, and an agenda, that will help make that first project kickoff a success.

6 things to cover in project kick-off meetings

Get your projects started on the right track with this agenda of six things you need to cover in your kickoff meeting. Given that there will be no scheduling issues, change orders or budget adjustments yet, this is a great opportunity to set the tone for the project.