Creating and agreeing on a team charter can set team projects up for success.
This is an opportunity to ensure that everyone involved at the team (and senior management) level knows why the project needs to be carried out, understands what the objectives and measures of success are, and has a clear idea of who is doing what and with what resources.
The format of team charters varies from situation to situation and from team to team. Much of the value of the charter comes from thinking through and agreeing on the various elements.
Let’s take a look at just one process that can be used for creating a team charter.
Adapt the following elements to your team’s situation.
- Mission and Objectives
- Composition and Roles
- Authority and Boundaries
- Resources and Support
- Negotiation and Agreement
About Jilaine Parkes
Jilaine Parkes is a knowledgeable and passionate HR/Organization Development Professional with nearly 25 years’ combined experience in large, dynamic organizations and independent HR/OD consulting.