A kick-off meeting usually takes place after the project planning phase and before the implementation of the project begins. A kick-off meeting is a meeting where all relevant project team members are in attendance and it marks the official start of a project.
While this meeting is not an absolute necessity, it can facilitate a successful project start and provide an additional boost of motivation for the team members. It is also a good occasion to inform the team about the objectives of the project and commit them to the shared goals.
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