What: deciding the next actions
The final minutes of the meeting should be devoted to a list of actions needed to move the project forward. Opt for a pragmatic approach: assign the individual tasks (sending an email, obtaining specific data, contacting a supplier, etc.) and establish the upcoming deadlines. By the end of the meeting, everyone should know exactly what to do and when. Each task should correspond to a specific individual: one of Steve Jobs’ contributions to business administration was introducing the notion of the DRI, or Directly Responsible Individual, whose duty is to complete an assigned task.