Project Charter – A Comprehensive Study

Project Charter


Charter is a written document from an authority creating an entity for defining the rights, rules, principles, privileges and purpose. A project charter is similar to charter. It authorizes new projects and sets the goals and guidelines to ensure the project gets off to the right start along with the management support that is aligned with organizational objectives.

Project Charter - The Purpose

  • Indicates the beginning of a project
  • Evidence of authorization of the project
  • Demonstrates the management roles
  • Sets the management’s expectations for the project
  • Visualizes the nature and scope of the project
  • Defines the deliverables, budget and schedule
  • Helps to align the project with the organizational goals

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