The Project Charter - One Point Lesson

This One Point Lesson for Voice of the Project Charter is designed to be a single-page document that provides an overview of how to use the Project Charter tool. It includes information on how to outline the details and potential benefits of a project and helps teams and customers better understand its development. The OPL is designed to be used as a training aid for team members who are new to the Project Charter tool.

Riaan Du Plooy | Author Level 5

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What you will learn

  • Project Charter

  • Project Management

  • Objectives

  • Risk Management

  • Project Scope

  • Stakeholder Management

  • Budget management

This concise document summarizes how to define a project’s goals and needs.
With an accurate, well-written charter, everyone involved in a project is able to understand the importance of its success, as well as the steps needed to complete it.

What Information Does the Project Charter Contain?
When preparing the project charter, utilize the SMART method. Be Specific, and ensure your goals are Measurable, Attainable, Relevant to the project, and Timebound.

The project charter includes:
- Purpose and objectives of the project in clear, concise language
- Requirements of the project at a very high level and without much detail
- Project description in a paragraph or two that explains the project
- Known high-level, major categories of risks for the project
- Schedule of events with the start and end dates
- Major events or milestones along the path.
- Budget or summary of how much the project will cost
- Requirements from the organization for approval, including what to approve, who will approve, and how to get the approval
- Key players or stakeholders in charge of which parts of the project and who will approve the plans to go through
- An introduction of the project manager, project sponsor, and their authority level

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Riaan is a dynamic leader, coach, facilitator, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of hands-on experience driving business results. Riaan is highly skilled and has worked across diverse industries internationally. With a degree in Chemical Engineering, Riaan started in the major breweries and bakeries in South Africa and was so dedicated to his work that he was often known to take his work home with him.


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