Healthy projects tend to share a few things in common—like, concrete goals, agreed-on deadlines, and clearly defined roles. But when you’re busy with work, it’s easy to forget these basic ingredients. We recommend inviting your team to do a project checkup during kickoffs, halfway through long projects, or whenever you notice things getting offtrack. Here’s a sample invitation:
I’d love to do a quick “project checkup” to make sure we’ve got everything we need to make this project successful. Would you mind reviewing the project checkup worksheet so we can discuss it in a short meeting together? Thank you!