A Team Charter is a document that is developed in a group setting that clarifies team direction while establishing boundaries. It is developed early during the forming of the team. The charter should be developed in a group session to encourage understanding and buy-in.
The purpose of Team Charter:
- To illustrate the focus and direction of the team
- To illustrate the direction of the team to the internal and the external stakeholders.
The Team Charter includes the following:
- Values Statement
- Mission Statement
- Goal Statement
- Operating Agreement
It may also include:
- Communication Guidelines
- Decision making criteria and process
- Process and conflict resolution
- Meeting Guidelines
- Team Agreements