Project Charter Template (GM-09-003)
GM-09-003 Project Charter Template
Issue Date: 8/01/2008
Revision Effective Date: 2/01/2009
A Project Charter is a statement of the scope, objectives and participants in a project. It provides a preliminary delineation of roles and responsibilities, outlines the project objectives, identifies the main stakeholders, and defines the authority of the project manager.
It is usually a short document that refers to more detailed documents such as a business case, scope statement, requirements and project management plan.
The purpose of the project charter is to document:
- Reasons for undertaking the project
- Objectives and constraints of the project
- Directions concerning the solution
- Identifies the main stakeholders
The following section is a template that can be used to create the charter.