Chapter 2: Chartering Your Project
Given business and compliance requirements, define the high-level scope needed to meet customer expectations.
Use historical data, information on the environment, and expert judgment to identify and document high-level risks, assumptions, and constraints. Use the information to propose an approach to carry out the project.
Analyze stakeholder requirements to document the scope, milestones, and deliverables, and complete a project charter.
Gain commitment for the project and formalize project management authority by obtaining approval for the project charter.
Before a project is officially authorized, there is work to be done. The first thing you have to do on a project is come to an agreement on the scope of the project with the sponsor and the customer. As part of defining the scope, you also identify boundaries and limitations for the project. This means documenting some of the high-level risks associated with the project as well as any constraints, such as funding limitations, hard due dates, and so forth.
For those areas you ...