An effective project chartering session is the best way to ensure that a project gets started correctly. Cutter's project chartering sessions help establish a project's team values, vision, mission, objectives, project community, measures of success, scope and boundaries, committed resources, and working agreements. The process is extremely effective in building the team community. And it is essential in getting the group to address, and reach a consensus on, questions such as: Is the idea for the project worthwhile? How does the project further the organization's vision and its mission? What are the objectives of the project? How will we know if the project is a success? Who is part of the project's community? What process will the team use to maintain the current application concurrent with developing new features?