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Visual Project Charter

Visual Project Charter

Project Charter Example

Project Charter Example

One Page Project Charter

One Page Project Charter

Project Directory Structure

Project Directory Structure

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Guide and Best Practices

The project charter is a document that explains what a project entails. It describes what the project goals are, who are involved and their responsibilities, the stakeholders, and defines the authority of the project manager.

How to write a project charter

  • Once you have established the vision/ end goal for your project, identify about 3-4 objectives your project should aim to accomplish. The objectives you choose should adhere to the SMART criteria.
  • Determine the scope of your project where you should clearly define the project boundaries. And then specify the key deliverables, describing each one in detail.
  • Identify the customers of your project and the stakeholders who are outside of your project but have a key interest in it.
  • Assign responsibilities to the project team members. Using an organizational chart, visualize the project team, reporting structure and provide a brief description for each project role and responsibilities.
  • Create an implementation plan. This should lay out the action steps that need to be taken and the timeline. Create an action plan accordingly.
  • Create a milestone chart to keep track of your milestones. Also list down the project dependencies which will have an impact on the project lifecycle.
  • Identify the risks and issues that will affect the progress of the project and create a risk management plan.
  • Using a Creately visual project charter, you can organize the diagrams you have created. You can then embed it in your company wiki or website using the Creately Viewer.

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