SM-09-004 Technology Project Charter

Issue Date:  10/01/2008

Revision Effective Date:  4/01/2009


The project charter is an integral part to the success of a project.  Created early in project life, it provides a delineation of roles and responsibilities, outlines the project objectives, identifies the main stakeholders, and defines the authority of the project manager.  Creation and use of a project charter is consistent with the best practices recommended by the Project Management Institute (PMI).  PMI is the best practice body of work supporting project management processes in Georgia government.


1. All Agencies shall create a project charter for all technology projects.  

2. The components of a project charter shall include, at a minimum:

  • A scope statement
  • List of objectives to accomplish
  • Key Participants in the project
  • Roles and responsibilities itemized
  • Financial plan, budget or project costs

3. Project Charters shall be updated at the start of each project phase.