PART 5) Communication Plan
The communication plan is basically a logistical summary. It should cover not only when and where you intend to meet, but also basic communication procedures and protocol(s). Because this is the most tangible component of the Team Charter, it's often easy for teams to gravitate toward this discussion first (it's less threatening and requires less personal disclosure that other topics). But use caution - the other topics have further reaching implications and must not be overlooked.

- What is the best method for contacting each member of the team?
- How quickly are we expected to respond to a communication?
- If someone doesn't respond, what do we do?
- If someone doesn't show up for a meeting, what do we do?
- How do we plan on managing a project within this team?
- How will we address “team maintenance?”