In 2005, my colleague and I began iteratively designing a research project charter that spells out the principles under which we operate, as well as the specific policies that are related to each principle. We typically introduce the charter individually to new team members as they are recruited, or else within the first meeting or two of the entire team, then refer to it subsequently as team issues come to light. The current form of the project charter contains 7 major sections, which correspond to the principles under which we carry out our projects. For each principle, there are a number of policies that addressRead More →