most direct path to our objectives. I also find that reviewing projects has become easier. When a charter is lacking, I can quickly predict that I'll see inconsistent direction (and generally do). When there is a charter, I can immediately understand the context of the project and look for divergence.
For the relatively small investment in time, a charter is the best tool I've found to keep the context of a project in the front of the team’s mind. What better way to enhance the probability that daily decisions will add up to successful result?