(for reference, I am speaking in the voice I would speak in as if you were here present at the kickoff meeting)
I would like to welcome you to the kick off meeting for this project and to thank you for being here. I believe I have the proper resources in place in this room but we can certainly add others as we dig deeper. I am very excited about this project, I think with proper nurturing this could turn into a beautiful thing, that will be both fun and lighthearted. We get to help someone learn some new skills and potential employment. These are skills most of us know well and get excited about so… let the kick-off begin.
This project is the recreation of a portfolio site for JC. There is an existing site that needs to be redesigned as it is geared more towards Ix than Ux. That site is located here: www.titanstudio.net/jc (it was quickly thrown together and not well structured at all) In this regard, the site should be completely redesigned from the ground up.
To open up the discussion, I have created a 1000ft view document that we can all fill in together. I have filled in the hard points such as the project name and due date. The rest I would like to get the groups feedback. I will go ahead and offer up my take on these and then encourage participation from the team.
1.) What are we hoping to achieve?
Qualitatively speaking… A very well designed, easy to use portfolio site.
Quantitatively: A web site that wows and attracts potential employers for the candidate.
2.) How to measure success?
Qualitatively speaking… A site that a majority of Ux professionals consider well made.
Quantitatively: Consensus from Ux professionals? Perhaps a poll with at least 90% agreement. More so than that, would be the subject finding employment or interviews based on the site.
3.) Who is the audience?
4.) Who are the SME’s
I would say the uxmastery Ux Professionals (which will be playing multiple roles here)
5.) Personas to use?
A recruiter and HR persona would be helpful. Would have to see if I could dig one up… or create my own in the research phase.
6.) Who are the stake holders?
JC in this instance is the main steak holder. I would assume any uxmastery posters playing different roles would also be considered.
7.) Do we have a copywriter?
To my knowledge I am not sure. I would take on this role but would welcome help Unless someone would like to play that role. (copy/info arch/info strategy are weaker points for me which I would like to improve upon)
8.) Who can help facilitate user testing?
The uxmastery community?
9.) Project Size:
(( please chime in with your thoughts on the kick off meeting tone, structure and the document I am using as a base for project start. Then of course, play a role that you would like and add to the questions answers ))