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Team Charter

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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:

  1. To illustrate the focus and direction of the team
  2. To illustrate the direction of the team to the internal and the external stakeholders.

The Team Charter includes the following:

  • Positioning
  • 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