Once the project manager has an approved project charter, he is ready to develop the details of the project core. As illustrated earlier, the project core is like a jigsaw puzzle with four pieces (scope, schedule, budget, and quality), and project risk bounds this core project. Project scope and project quality determine how long a project takes and how much a project costs; project risk influences the ease or difficulty of delivering the scope and quality on schedule and within budget.
The journey through project core begins with an exploration and elaboration of project scope from the preliminary information in the project charter.
Think of the project charter as a preliminary assessment before committing to a larger ...