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Succeeding with Senior Management by G. Michael Campbell

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Working with the Executive Sponsor to Understand the Project

Collaborating on the Charter

The first way to engage your sponsor is to begin by drafting the Charter for the project. The Project Management Institute (PMI) defines the Charter as a formal document that approves the start of the project. I do not actually share that view. I believe the Charter serves as a great communication tool between the project manager and the sponsor. Review the Business Case, the proposal (if one was developed), and the contract if there is one. From all these documents, write a draft Charter including:

Background on the project, including the business problem ...

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