Course-Long Project Charter (Wedding Plan)
The Charter should:
- Follow the format as defined in the Week 2 Readings/Lectures for the “Project Charter Example” posted;
- Include your goal or background; why you decided upon this project (charters only have one goal);
- Include background, objectives, scope, key resources, milestones, costs/budget, and risks;
- Have at least six items for all of the elements except background and scope.
See Attachment and add to it
Important note: All Projects need a closeout with an evaluation, so be sure to include this in your charter milestones.
This is the second phase of your individual project; you will continue to work on it, add to it, and refine it throughout this course.
Pages 78 – 82, plus lecture/reading will help. Again this must be detailed.
By the end of this week, students should:
- Understand what a project charter is and craft a project charter
- Identify stakeholders and how to form a project team
- Relate the four functions of management to Project Management
- Understand how to identify and combat Scope Creep
- Know the foundations of risk management and constraints as they relate to PM
Readings & Resources
- Please read Chapters 6-8 of the textbook
- Take a look at the basic charter example provided.
- Project Charter Template (DOCX)
- Also, check the augmented lecture for the Week. It goes over a lot of these details and more.
- Week 2 – Getting Off to a Good Start
- Preparing the project
- Ready Set Whoa.pdf
- The importance of closing out a project
- Harvard Business Review: The Four Phases of Project Management