This guide assumes that your contract has been carefully examined and fully executed by all parties involved, including your consultants and vendor. If applicable, the performance bonds have been posted. The down payment has been made. Your internal implementation team has been defined, and their roles and responsibilities clearly assigned and communicated. You will have identified your primary points of contact, internal Project Manager and subject matter experts.
Your selected vendor has assembled their project team and provided you with the date for your System Design Review.
Kick off meeting
As soon as possible after the execution of the contract, it is good practice to hold a kick-off meeting with your vendor. This is the time for both sides to:
- introduce all the key participants,
- set up high level expectations,
- reaffirm the project objectives for everyone
- establish lines of communication,
- prepare for the system design review.
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