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Crafting an Effective Working Group

posted Sep 2, 2018, 4:46 PM by Jessica Jerwa   [ updated Jan 29, 2019, 6:15 PM by John Haug ]

What is a Working Group?

A working group is a defined set of people, usually coming from multiple teams or disciplines, with a clear problem to overcome. Some have very specific goals and disband after a few months, others have existed over multiple years and evolved over time.

The basic steps of a Working Group are:

1. Establish a Goal.
2. Designate a Facilitator.
3. Define Operations.
4. Set Milestones.
5. Operate Transparently.
6. Evaluate Your Process.

Check out this article to review the basics of how to craft an effective working group.