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.