My boss gave me feedback that there is not enough dialogue between participants in the weekly project meeting that I run. He says that hearing the leads of other functions discuss issues is a manager's important tool -- this is where I can add value by understanding group interactions and dependencies.
I run my meeting according to the MT effective meeting protocols. The agenda includes, my updates (waterfall), occasional special topic, and status updates from all my functional leads. My meeting never goes over 30 minutes, while a similar meeting for another project regularly takes 1.5 hours.
What am I missing? I think my meeting is going relatively well, but I need to address my boss's concern. After all, I report to who I report to.
One thing I will do is have a "How is this meeting going?" topic on the agenda for next time. I need to hear from the participants how they think I can improve the meeting.