Modern leaders facilitate the development of consensually owned team charters, including work breakdown structure (WBS).
You can create additional time for yourself by facilitating team charters with members who build their own activities and support requirements to help you reach your project objectives. Project Tools (below in italics) will help you build robust team charters and projects plans. For your benefit, each link takes you to more detailed explanations supported by a specific method and the activities to deliver up your desired output.
Facilitating Team Charters
Tools to facilitating team charters and generate the step-by-step deliverables for most project plans include:
- Business case, project purpose, or opportunity statement: Purpose Is To . . . So That
- Project scope or boundaries: Is Not/ Is (alternatively—Context Diagram Workshop, found in the FAST Professional Facilitator Reference Manual)
- Triple Constraints (ie; time, cost, and scope/quality): Flexibility Matrix
- Success criteria: SMART Criteria/ Categorizing (through common purpose)
- Opportunity assessment: Situation Analysis (FAST Professional proprietary and quantitative SWOT analysis)
- Project plan activities (high-level): Roles and Responsibilities (eg, RASI)
- Team selection: Interviewing Controls/ Managing Expectations
Project Plan — Work Breakdown Structure
The work breakdown structure follows a facilitative approach that supports a consensually agreed upon plan of action:
- Target audience/ other affected stakeholders: Brainstorming
- WBS (work breakdown structure):
Moving from WHAT (ie, abstract) to HOW (ie, concrete)
- Detailed measure of success: Success Measures
- Project plan activities (detailed-level):
Roles and Responsibilities
- Budget, timeline, and resource alignment: Alignment
- Stage gates and milestones: After Action Review
- Risk assessment and guidelines:
Project Risk Assessment
- Communications Plan: Guardian of Change
- Open issues management: Parking Lot Management
- Issue escalation procedure: Issue Log
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