I am struggling to recall a term that defines a team of people that is organized around a charter to solve a problem.

It's a term I've run across recently and I'm unable to recall it. I'm hoping that others may be able to share suggestions.

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    In corporate jargon, a tiger team. – Dan Bron Apr 17 at 16:05
  • Thank you, Dan. Looking for something more formal. I modified the question to clarify the request. – youzer Apr 17 at 16:09
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    Then maybe a task force? – Dan Bron Apr 17 at 16:09
  • Don't put formal in quotes if you're not going to provide more context. (Why do you have it in quotes? Are you insinuating something beyond its normal meaning?) Tiger team is perfectly formal in any business setting. Just because it's jargon, doesn't mean it's not formal for that setting. – Jason Bassford Apr 17 at 17:52
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    Think tank, perhaps? – Showsni Apr 17 at 19:00

You may be thinking of "blue ribbon panel".


In the United States, a blue-ribbon panel (or blue ribbon commission) is a group of exceptional people appointed to investigate, study or analyze a given question.

  • Not quite. The group I'm thinking of must be formed around a defined charter. I'm sorry, but that's not it. I appreciate the suggestion. Got another perhaps? – youzer Apr 18 at 19:46

There's an appropriate term


: a temporary organization or committee set up to accomplish a specific task (MWD)

According to Collin's Dictionary:



management that  responds to urgent problems rather than planning to avoid them

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