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Does anyone know where I can find a good Team Charter template or a helpful guideline to building one?
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We have a newly formed team and are in need of a Team Charter to ensure we have commitment from all members prior to moving forward. Not looking for anything overly complicated, just want to ensure it covers the main points and holds people accountable for their roles.

Thanks!
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Tanya -

Rather than a formal team charter, why not simply facilitate a working agreements session with the team. You could suggest one or two guidelines to get the ball rolling and then get the team to add others. This could be done as a general discussion or via brainstorming and dot voting.

Kiron
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1 reply by Keith Novak
Nov 20, 2018 11:44 AM
Keith Novak
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While a formal team charter might not always be required, it can be very helpful when working in a PMO, but relying from support from contributors in other organizations in a functional or matrix aligned organization. If the PM is not getting the support they need due to conflicting priorities, they have the charter where leadership authorized the project and committed support to use when requesting reporting managers stand behind the written commitments of their organization and provide the necessary support.
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To find the most applicable team charter as a real-world example, I suggest that you contact your local PMI Chapter or search the PMI network for a municipal organization: either a City, metropolitan area, or even a province, for a model,
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Spot on Kiron. An effective solution.
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You can find on this website or your local chapter!!!
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YES I AGREE WITH KIRON
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The following site will be a good resource for you.

https://www.smartsheet.com/essential-guide...ve-team-charter
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In addition to other's suggestions, there is a template available that may be of use from this community:
https://www.projectmanagement.com/delivera...ating-Agreement
or

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=team+charter+tem...v140-4__&ia=web
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Nov 19, 2018 4:07 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Tanya -

Rather than a formal team charter, why not simply facilitate a working agreements session with the team. You could suggest one or two guidelines to get the ball rolling and then get the team to add others. This could be done as a general discussion or via brainstorming and dot voting.

Kiron
While a formal team charter might not always be required, it can be very helpful when working in a PMO, but relying from support from contributors in other organizations in a functional or matrix aligned organization. If the PM is not getting the support they need due to conflicting priorities, they have the charter where leadership authorized the project and committed support to use when requesting reporting managers stand behind the written commitments of their organization and provide the necessary support.
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2 replies by KAGISO RHULANI and Kiron Bondale
Nov 21, 2018 4:58 AM
KAGISO RHULANI
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i do agree with you on that one, because some of the organisational manager think team discussions its a time consuming thing to do as it takes away time on the matters they should be handling , but not realizing it is this very team discussion meeting that improve co-operation within the organisation
Nov 21, 2018 7:33 AM
Kiron Bondale
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Keith -

What you are describing sounds more like a project charter than a team charter. A team charter focuses on how the team members will interact with one another - rules of engagement and so on and doesn't look at the interactions or practices outside of the team (e.g. with reporting managers).

I'm absolutely in agreement that a formal project charter is a good practice, but the heaviness and formality of a team charter will vary based on the context of the project.

Kiron
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Thanks so much everyone! I found a Webinar on this site specific to Team Charters and it was also very helpful. I will absolutely get the Team to contribute now that I have a better idea of what it looks like.
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Nov 20, 2018 11:44 AM
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While a formal team charter might not always be required, it can be very helpful when working in a PMO, but relying from support from contributors in other organizations in a functional or matrix aligned organization. If the PM is not getting the support they need due to conflicting priorities, they have the charter where leadership authorized the project and committed support to use when requesting reporting managers stand behind the written commitments of their organization and provide the necessary support.
i do agree with you on that one, because some of the organisational manager think team discussions its a time consuming thing to do as it takes away time on the matters they should be handling , but not realizing it is this very team discussion meeting that improve co-operation within the organisation
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