The team charter should spell out how to handle missed deadlines. The following examples show some typical wording:

  • The project manager e-mails a reminder to the team member who is late. If the team member does not respond within 24 hours, the project manager contacts the instructor. If the team member does respond with a valid excuse and a reasonable deadline, the project manager informs the rest of the team of the new deadline.
  • The project manager e-mails a reminder to the team member who is late. If the team member does not submit acceptable work within 24 hours of this e-mail, the project manager contacts the rest of the team, explaining the situation and asking for input on how to proceed.