A project charter serves several important functions: it defines the project and lays the foundation for all subsequent project planning; it serves as the table of contents for the entire project; and it is a critical communication tool for important details such as the project purpose, scope, and project timelines. This template is designed to help you build a project charter in a timely manner.
This template includes the following sections:
- Project overview, such as objectives, potential benefits, and critical success factors.
- Scope definition, timeline, key milestones, and deliverables.
- Project risks and constraints.
- Review and approval process.
It is important to ensure that your project planning does not disrupt business, to be realistic about resource allocation, and be prepared for unexpected issues.