A Written Charter

Your Marching Orders

Key Topics Covered in This Chapter

The value of a project charter

Eight things a charter should contain

The problem of ends and means

How to scope a project


WEVE ALREADY established the importance of having a clear objective. Having that objective defined, specified, and delivered in written form is very important. But the project team needs more than a clearly stated goal to do its work. It needs an unambiguous sense of the project’s scope, the value it should deliver to stakeholders, the time frame within which it must work, and a statement of the resources at its disposal. Together, these constitute ...

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