Project Management

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Project Charter

Developing a project charter is the process of formally authorizing a new project. Common reasons for initiating a new project include:

During this phase you will want to create and have approved a project charter. A project charter is a document that formally authorizes the project. It should include information about business need and product description. It should be issued by a manager external to the project, and at a level appropriate to the needs of the project. It provides the project manager with the authority to apply organizational resources to project activities.
Sample project charters: