Unit 1 Assignment: Building a Team Charter

Building a Team Charter

This is a two-part assignment, starting in Unit 1 and completed in Unit 2. Complete Part 1 of this assignment in Unit 1, and Part 2 in Unit 2, by executing the requirements below. You will combine Part 1 and Part 2 of this assignment in Unit 2 and submit it to the Unit 2 Dropbox for grading. If your virtual team is still working on Part 1 of this assignment in Unit 2, you are officially behind. Procrastination can be detrimental to the overall success of your virtual team in this class.

The following Course Outcomes are assessed upon the completion of Part 1 and Part 2 of this assignment, due in Unit 2:

MT499-2: Analyze organizational processes and procedures in a variety of business settings.

MT499-3: Synthesize appropriate principles, concepts, and frameworks for making ethical decisions.

Read the scenario and then address the Unit 2 requirements.

Scenario:

A group of angel investors has chosen you and several other entrepreneurial candidates to start and operate a virtual business. The angel investors will own 40% of the business and will hold three out of five permanent seats on the board of directors of your virtual business. Welcome to the team!

One unique competitive advantage of your company is that it is a virtual business and your team will work together remotely. The group of angel investors will provide $100,000 in funding to start your virtual business. Therefore, you are now a member of a virtual team of individuals that must efficiently work together on the development of a viable virtual business concept. In Unit 6, you will be expected to present a strategic business plan to the angel investors for approval.

It is essential that all members of your virtual team work together to become a highly productive and professional collective of experts. Working in a virtual team environment is extremely challenging due to distance and time constraints, so it is vital that all team members spend ample time working together to build this virtual business. To start the process of building this virtual business, you must first get to know your virtual team. Use the following criteria to start building a virtual team charter, which is an important part of the strategic business planning process for a new business venture.

Assignment: Part 1 Requirements:

  • Find a professional business report template to prepare a team charter.
  • Explain the purpose of a team charter and why it is important.
  • Analyze how the team charter will be used to ensure the success of your virtual team.
  • Analyze and explain your virtual team philosophy and provide a values statement (include three values minimum).
  • Complete the Traitify™ Career Assessment and share the results with your virtual team. Provide a chart illustrating the strengths and weaknesses of each team member.
  • Each virtual team member should develop a brief statement explaining the ethical theories, principles, and frameworks that drive their decision-making.
  • Each virtual team member should produce a short professional biography in collaboration with teammates.
  • Provide a technology plan identifying the tools that will be used for communication, organization, and execution of virtual team-based projects. Analyze and include resources, policies, procedures, and processes to ensure the successful use and application of chosen technologies.
  • Provide a detailed communications plan to facilitate productivity. Document and exchange contact information, time zones, and any other pertinent information necessary to efficiently and effectively facilitate communication.
  • Evaluate the availability of each virtual team member. Develop a chart illustrating work schedules, indicating a) meeting days and times, b) research and production periods, c) review periods, and d) deadlines for teamwork activities throughout the class.
  • Produce meeting agendas and meeting minutes and organize them into the appendix of the team charter report.

Assignment Part 2 Requirements:

  • Define roles and responsibilities for each virtual team member of your virtual business based on individual strengths and weaknesses.
  • Designate each team member a professional title in your virtual business.
  • Design and illustrate the organizational structure of your virtual business.
  • Design a chain-of-command diagram outlining the decision-making process for your virtual team.
  • Establish a system of accountability based on the roles and responsibilities of each virtual team member.
  • Provide a manual containing guiding and enforcement policies and procedures addressing conflict resolution, performance expectations, and behavioral guidelines for your virtual team.
  • Use a minimum of three peer-reviewed, academic research resources to substantiate your critical thinking and to provide viable reasoning for your perspectives.
  • Apply proper current APA style citation format and provide additional title and reference pages.
  • Use headings to segment the topics in your writing in order to create a flow of ideas for your reader.

You will combine Part 1 and Part 2 together in Unit 2 to submit for grading. Each individual student must submit Parts 1 and 2 to the Unit 2 Dropbox.

Download the Unit 2 Assignment grading rubric.

 Unit 2 Assignment Grading Rubric

 Criteria:

Percent Possible

Points Possible

Points Earned

Deliverable demonstrates critical thinking, research abilities, and creativity in development of a two-part team charter:

 

100%

 

100

 

Part 1:

 

(1) Explains the purpose of a team charter, and why it is important.

 

 

5

 

(2) Analyzes how the team charter will be used to ensure the success of the virtual team.

 

 

5

 

(3) Analyzes and explains the virtual team philosophy and provides a minimum of three values statements.

 

 

6

 

(4) Develops a brief statement explaining the ethical theories, principles, and frameworks that drive the virtual team’s decision-making process.

 

 

5

 

(5) Produces a short professional biography in collaboration with teammates. 

 

 

5

 

(6) Provides a technology plan identifying tools the virtual team will use for communication, organization, and execution of virtual team-based projects. Analyzes and includes resources, policies, procedures, and processes to ensure the successful use and application of chosen technologies. 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

(7) Provides a detailed communications plan to facilitate productivity. Documents and exchanges contact information, time zones, and any other pertinent information necessary to efficiently and effectively facilitate communication.

 

 

 

 

5

 

(8) Evaluates the availability of each virtual team member. Develops a chart illustrating work schedules, indicating a) meeting days and times, b) research and production periods, c) review periods, and d) deadlines for teamwork activities.

 

 

 

 

5

 

(9) Produces meeting agendas and meeting minutes and organizes them into the appendix of the team charter report.

 

 

5

 

Part 2:

 

(10) Defines roles and responsibilities of each virtual team member in the virtual business based on individual strengths and weaknesses.

 

 

5

 

(11) Designates each team member a professional title in the virtual business.

 

 

5

 

(12) Designs and illustrates an organizational structure chart of the virtual business.

 

 

5

 

(13) Designs a chain-of-command diagram outlining the decision-making process within the virtual team.

 

 

10

 

(14) Establishes a system of accountability based on the roles and responsibilities of each virtual team member.

 

 

5

 

(15) Provides a manual containing guiding and enforcement policies and procedures addressing conflict resolution, performance expectations, and behavioral guidelines for the virtual team. 

 

 

10

 

(16) Uses a minimum of three peer-reviewed, academic research resources to substantiate critical thinking and to provide viable reasoning throughout the team charter.

 

 

 

9

 

Subtotal:

100%

100

 

You are expected to meet the following requirements with ease in a 400-level course. Penalties will be calculated as a percentage up to 50% of the grade and will apply if the following criteria are not met.

 

 

-50%

 

 

Uses headings to segment topics within the deliverable in order to create a flow of ideas for the reader.

 

 

 

Applies proper APA 7th edition style format.

 

 

 

No spelling and grammatical mistakes.

 

 

 

Uses appropriate business language.

 

 

 

Uses professional abbreviations and acronyms appropriately.

 

 

 

Late Penalty

-20%

 

 

Your Score:

 

Total

Points

Possible:

100%

Total Points Possible: 100

Total Points Earned: