Read this if you hate project status meetings
Weekly project status meetings have a tendency to be lengthy and boring. This article proposes changing project status meetings into project planning meetings as a way to make such meetings short, focused, and productive. Project managers can collect project status information for distribution prior to the meeting and resolve individuals' questions and problems off-line before the meeting. Ongoing issues can be handled by including them in an Issue Status report, also distributed prior to the weekly meeting, so that the meeting doesn't get bogged down with these issues. Rather than using the weekly meeting to report on what has already been accomplished, the meeting will be shorter and more productive if refocused on planning and discussion.