Well Begun Is Half Done

Many agile initiatives suffer from a feeble launch. As Aristotle once stated “Well begun is half done”. Performing the activities associated with developing a sound team charter can help increase the likelihood of success for a team, organization or a project kickoff .

In Well Begun is Half Done, we use retrospective techniques to develop consensus around objectives, vision, and mission. In this workshop we introduce the components of a good team charter and how those components help focus the teammates toward a common goal. In addition, the development of the recommended team charter components ensures that key questions are succinctly answered during the kickoff of an effort or team.

Participants will learn the various types of charters and their recommended content. During the workshop activity teams will develop a complete team charter based on provided case studies using provided templates. Teams are invited to this workshop to develop their own team charter.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of how to create a team charter to more effectively define their purpose and set goals and objectives.

Learning outcomes include:

  • understanding the difference between a team and project charter
  • leverage the team charter to effectively launch teams and organizations
  • components of a useful team charter
  • understand the value of a team charter
  • takeaway templates for various types of team charters
  • practice developing a team charter

Intended Audience:

Recommended for Scrum Masters, Coaches, Project Leads and team members