Working Agreement

Establish how your team will work together. Set guidelines and agree principles, rituals and expectations.

Same time or separately
Remote or in-person
Working Agreement

What is it?

The Working Agreement deals with the day-to-day way the team will interact, collaborate and generally work together. These should be practical and tactical guardrails for effective collaboration and minimising conflict and misunderstanding. 

This tool is for any team looking to set out good principles for working together at the start of a project. 

Who is it for?

Any team looking to set out good principles for working together at the start of a project. 

How does it work?

  1. Open the Miro canvas or in-person PDF version
  2. Each participant answers the questions using stickies
  3. The team discusses the answers
  4. Answers are voted on and the agreement created


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You will create a Working Agreement outlining how you will work together and collaborate day-to-day on a project. This can be used at the same time as the Mission Canvas and could be included in the Project Playbook.

What is Miro?

It’s an online collaboration tool to allow you to work with others on tasks or projects in the same digital space in your browser.

How do I use it?

You’ll need to sign up for an account at, use the link on this tool page to go to the Miro template and select ‘Use template’ to add it to your account. Then you’ll be able to use it and share it as often as you like.

Once you open up one of our Miro template there are notes to get you started and guide you through the tools.

Need more help?

Miro has a comprehensive guide to the platform and how it all works.