In keeping with the theme of tools and the processes they support, this submission to Open Forum highlights the team status meeting. These meetings help keep a team aware, engaged, and on-track. Their content is used to develop progress and status reports for management. In short, they are a critical tool in support of the project management process. The foundation of these meetings is the agenda which guides, focuses, and bounds the discussion. After years of practice, NAVAIR found that a few small changes to the way the agenda is presented enhanced the effectiveness of their team meetings.