What Is Agile Chartering?

Agile chartering is a lightweight, minimum-documentation approach to creating initial understandings, agreements, and alignment about the work and how it’ll be accomplished. The nature of agile chartering fosters collaboration between stakeholders and the development team and helps align everyone involved from the start.

Our colleague, III, says: “Chartering is a discovery and negotiating activity. It transforms bright ideas into valid and manageable work efforts. The charter balances the interests of gold-owners with the capabilities of the development team. It also ensures that the outcomes we expect are in line with the resources available to achieve them. It serves as a contract that guides and supports the work. ...

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