One of the “hats” that I wear internally at my current company is the role of a Test Service Lead . The main responsibility of this role is to serve the practice and ensure that the internal Test Practice ( we are a consultancy and dont have fixed Teams) gels together and flourishes as a community.
The first thing that I proposed we do , when I took up the role , was to have a Team charter . A constitution so to speak that guides the community on the values that we are operate on , the behaviors that we encourage and the outcomes that we are aspiring to achieve.
We had couple of our senior Agile consultants facilitate the charter forming session and I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to scribe it into a diagram.
Please have a view and leave your thoughts, feedback and own experiences on creating/using Team charters in comments below .