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PMP Exam Cram™ 2 by Greg Horine, David Francis

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The Purpose of the Project Charter

The most important result of the Project Initiation phase is the project charter, which formally authorizes the work of the project to begin (or continue) and gives the project manager authority to do his job. Someone external to the team and of higher organizational rank issues this authorization.

Per PMI, a project cannot start without a project charter.

In many organizations, the project charter document may have a different name. For instance, the terms project initiation form and project authorization are sometimes ...

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