Have you heard the majority of software projects end in failure? It’s an oft quoted fact. One of several ways to prevent that is to start off on the right foot.
A key to starting off well is with a project launch mtg. Get the right people in the virtual or physical room at the same time, talk about why the project is being done and why it’s important, ask questions, and keep the length of the meeting appropriately short.
For smaller projects often a single project launch meeting with everyone on the internal and customer team is appropriate…since the whole inclusive team is so small.