The Project Charter or Business Case

The managerial information outlined earlier in this book is often termed a business case, project charter , or terms of reference.

The contents of the business case would typically include the following:

  • Project overview: A brief description of the project and background or business context;

  • Project scope/objectives: A detailed model of the corporate, business, project, and system-level objectives;

  • Added value analysis and benefits realization plan: A detailed analysis of the expected benefits of the project and a plan for realization of the benefits;

  • Quality agreement: A statement of the required quality of the product;

  • Stakeholders and related projects: Key individuals, groups, organizations, and projects outside ...

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