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Kickoff Meetings with Intent

Join Intent on Tuesday, August 26th for a discussion focused on the first, and arguably most crucial, step of a successful design engagement: the "kickoff meeting". The Two Toasters design team will kickoff the discussion by sharing a few practices and exercises, including one conducted with the group.


• Free Pizza/Drinks & Mingling

• Introduction: What is a kickoff meeting? Why conduct them?

• Practices and Exercises:

• Pre-Kickoff: Stakeholder Interviews presented by Darwin Campa

• The Priority/Feasibility Matrix presented by Will VanderVeen

• Design Studio presented by Adit Shukla

• The 20 Second “Gut” Test activity led by Dustin Rhodes

• Questions and Discussion


Do you have a great kickoff meeting idea/practice/activity/technique?

Reach out to us! We will be very happy to give you an opportunity to share yours with the group or, if you prefer, we can present it on your behalf.

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  • Erin C.

    Great meetup guys. Really insightful.
    Please keep us posted when the slides might be available (or if I have missed them somehow). Thanks!

    1 · August 27, 2014

  • Tim

    Great resources! Hope to use them in my next kickoff meeting.

    August 27, 2014

  • Scott G.

    Great info...Thank you.

    August 27, 2014

    • Dustin R.

      Thanks, Scott! Nice to meet you!

      August 27, 2014

  • Marty C.

    Thanks for taking the time to share this with us.

    August 27, 2014

    • Dustin R.

      No problem, Marty! Hope to see you next time.

      August 27, 2014

    • Dustin R.

      Thanks for sharing, Wray!

      August 27, 2014

  • Tevan A.

    This was an eye-opening exploration of approaches to kickoff meetings.

    Thank you for your presentations, anecdotes from your experiences, and for taking the time to answer our questions.

    August 27, 2014

  • Dustin R.

    Thanks again everyone for joining us and contributing to an engaging discussion. I have posted our slides with presentation notes in the "Files" section for this meetup (More>Files).

    Please consider donating to the Two Toasters fundraiser for Girls Who Code ( - every little bit helps!

    Finally, as always, if you have anything you'd like to share or a topic you'd like to see covered at Intent, please reach out to any of the organizers!

    2 · August 27, 2014

  • Darwin C.

    Hey everyone! We're looking forward to seeing many of you at the meetup tonight. Since the space we have is limited, now would be a great time to update your RSVP if you aren't able to attend. You'd make some waitlisted folks very happy.

    Thanks, see you this evening!

    August 26, 2014

    • Jeremy M.

      Out of town today so giving up my spot. Hope I can make the next one!

      1 · August 26, 2014

    • Jay M.

      Argh - didn't think a spot would be opening up so I just made plans - hopefully someone else can take the spot!

      August 26, 2014

  • Ty C.

    Working on an Evernote Usability Database to track user feedback. Make it fast and easy with automation from AutoHotKey, or just plug straight into Evernote's API itself.
    Inspired by MailChimp's workflow:

    Would love to share this idea for everyone!

    1 · July 23, 2014

  • Wray

    Looking forward to it!

    August 6, 2014

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