Charter Your Project

Every project needs a charter. Charters tell the team members why they are delivering this set of features (the vision) and how they know they are done with the project (the release criteria).

To start a project right, charter the project.

A project charter creates boundaries for the project and answers these questions: Why are we doing this project? When will we be done? The project charter provides the team a minimum set of data with which to start.

You might be accustomed to project charters that also address the risks, the test plan, the communication needs, and even more information. If you realize you need any of that information in your charter, add it. My question is this: Do you need that information to start?

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