Here is a sample charter template for a small to medium business project. The first five sections can typically be developed after a meeting with the project sponsor. The remaining sections often require help of the core team to bring subject matter expertise to bear.
Changing the Hand You’re Dealt
This article, from December 2006 Better Software, talks about the tactic of redefining a problem to facilitate a solution. It has a software example inside, but a background in software isn’t necessary to understand it.
The Negative Side of Positive Thinking
Positive thinking has its limits… in fact, it can work against open communication and risk management on a project when taken to extremes.
Risk- A Calculated Gamble (1 of 2)
This is the first part of a 2-part article on risk management that appeared in Software Testing & Quality Engineering in 2003. This article talks about overcoming organization’s natural resistance to risk management.