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Manage It! by Johanna Rothman

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Write a Project Charter to Share These Decisions

A project charter identifies the project drivers and constraints, and it helps a project manager decide how to design the project. The charter is the one place the entire project team and the sponsors can visit to make sure they all agree on the decisions about the project.

Joe asks:
Joe asks:
Who Writes the Project Charter?

Chartering is one early way to help a team jell. Involve as many of the team members as possible in writing the charter.

But if you don’t have anyone on your project team yet, write a charter yourself. If you have some people on the project, write the charter with them. In the project ...

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