Program Kickoff & Alignment


The entire program team (including all project team members) attends a kickoff meeting to encourage alignment.


Initiate communication with all project team members. Ensure that focus is on project goals, priorities, key milestones, processes & tools, and success criteria.


During the early stages of an M&A initiative, the Program Manager facilitates the Program Kickoff with the entire project team, including all contributors, consultants, sponsors, and team leads. The meeting establishes clear guidelines on how the team will operate to achieve a successful outcome.

  • Define goals/objectives for program/initiative
  • Assemble team with members from key functions and/or departments
  • Define key program milestones
  • Clarify team roles (i.e. sponsors, stakeholders, leaders, etc.)