Liftoff, Second Edition (PragProg)

Every team needs a great start. Start projects and teams the right way, with expanded concepts for planning, organizing, and conducting liftoff meetings. Whether you’re a leader, team coach or agile practice lead, project or program manager, you’ll gain strategic and tactical benefits from liftoffs.

Diana Larsen and Ainsley Nies

Edited by Katharine Dvorak @katied

Every team needs a great start. Start projects and teams the right way, with expanded concepts for planning, organizing, and conducting liftoff meetings. Whether you’re a leader, team coach or agile practice lead, project or program manager, you’ll gain strategic and tactical benefits from liftoffs.

Discover new step-by-step instructions and techniques for boosting team performance in this second edition. Get everyone on the same page from the start as you form the team. Refocus an effort that’s gone off in the weeds, and work with teams as complex systems. Scale liftoffs for multiple teams, address the three key elements for collaborative team chartering, establish optimal conditions for learning and improvement, and apply the GEFN (Good Enough for Now) rule for efficient liftoffs. Throughout the book, seasoned coaches describe their experiences with liftoffs and agile team chartering.

Ready, set, liftoff!


"Excellent techniques complemented by insightful stories that illustrate how you can help your teams execute with purpose throughout the project. This is an essential guide for coaches, project managers, and facilitators."

–Jorgen Hesselberg, director, Intel Corp.


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