Project Charter is one of the project management document you can create with our project management lifecycle tool.
Project charter is a document that describes what the project is and how to approach it. It lists the stakeholders, the final deliverables and their acceptance criteria. It’s a key document in project management, and the team will refer to it throughout the life cycle of the project. The following sections describe the contents of a typical Project Charter document in detail.
This article shows you how to develop a Project Charter.
Activity 1: Assign Project Manager
Assigned by the project sponsor, project manager is responsible for managing and completing the project on behalf of the sponsor. The project manager develops the Project Charter and maintains all project documentation during the course of the project.
Activity 2: Confirm Project Summary
Provide a description of the project and the business needs it intends to fulfill. The information will be pre-populated based on project summary provided when developing the project proposal. In this step, you need to review and possibly revise the project summary.
Activity 3: Review Project Risks
Identify risks to which the project will be exposed. Assess likelihood of each risk occurring and its impact on the project.
Activity 4: Confirm Customers and Final Deliverables
Identify who will benefit from this project, and list the key outputs from the project, known as the final deliverables.
Activity 5: Confirm Project Success Criteria
Identify the principles or standards used to determine or judge project success. The information will be pre-populated based on the project success criteria entered before. In this step, you need to review and possibly revise the information entered.
Activity 6: Confirm Critical Success Factors
Review and possibly revise the factors that must be in place to ensure success of the proposed solution.
Activity 7: List and Describe Assumptions
List and describe assumptions made in the decision to charter this project.
Activity 8: Define Project Management Milestones
Provide a list of project management milestones and deliverables.
Activity 9: Identify Project Stakeholders
Describe the core roles and their responsibilities
The roles and responsibilities of project team members and other stakeholders must be clearly defined in any project. In this step, you are required to identify the core stakeholder roles of the project. Examples of core roles include: Project Manager, System Developer and Business Analyst.
Enter the contact information for each stakeholder
Identify and enter the contact information for each stakeholder, which includes the address, mobile phone number and email address.
Draw a project organization chart
Describe how the project organization is to be structured, using an organization chart.
Activity 10: Identify Resource Requirements
Identify the resources that are required to complete the project. Include the amount and the expected source that provides the resource(s).
Activity 11: Understand Project Management Repository
Understand Project Management Repository
Project Management Repository is a holding area for all project management resources (e.g. documents, deliverables, and references) produced and required during project life cycle. This activity requires the project team to understand how to use the Project Management Repository in managing resources.
Open the Project Management Repository under the ITSM menu in the application toolbar (or you can open it from the Perform Action area for now). To store files in Project Management Repository, drag the files you want to store into the appropriate drawer. For example, you may drag procurement documents (e.g. signed contracts, purchase orders, statements of work) into the corresponding drawers under the cabinet Procurement Documents.