REM holds a weekly production meeting every Friday morning.
With a coffee or tea in one hand and last week’s schedule, next week’s tentative schedule, and additional notes in the other, the REM staff gathers in our boardroom to discuss the-state-of-the-REM-world, as it relates to projects.
As the Project Manager at REM I am happy to lead our production meetings.
The format of our production meetings is very typical. We discuss incomplete tasks from the current week and talk about the tasks that I have tentatively booked for the following week.
The meetings give everyone the opportunity to share feedback from our customers that could alter the status of a project and scheduling. For example, if a customer is going on holidays for a couple of weeks this may force me to adjust the deadline of their project. Likewise, if a customer has requested a new feature I will need to shift the effected schedules in order to accommodate the additional work.
Our meetings give me the chance to confirm which members of our team can complete certain tasks in order to help balance the overall work load of the company.
Our conversations help provide insight into our processes and customer relationships which is imperative for us to mature in our individual roles and as a company.
It is essential that everyone has a solid understanding of the projects that affect them, and in many cases, their colleagues. Our weekly production meetings are an important part of our internal communication. They help us remain prepared and productive and help ensure that our projects are completed accurately and on time.