1A Understand Project Charter
Describes the project at a high level and helps align expectations with project team members, sponsors and other stakeholders regarding scope and responsibilities. Consider facilitating a workshop with a small group of project leaders to create the project charter together; this will help align expectations and create a shared sense of ownership.� Vision Statement: What is the opportunity to pursue or problem to be solved? How will this project contribute to achieving it? � Strategic Drivers: What are the strategic drivers the project will directly support?� Objective Statement: Succinctly describe the solution objective as well as the criteria and metrics that will be evaluated to determine project success. � Scope: Describe what is in vs. out of scope for the project� Alternatives Considered: List the alternatives to the proposed initiative that were considered, and why these were chosen� Major Milestones: List the major activities and deliverables that must take place to support a successful launch � Resource Dependencies: Identify specific implementation resources and/or subject matter experts whose timely input and availability is required to meet project objectives. Indicate whether commitment from the functional areas has been obtained. � Key Project Risks: List major factors that may adversely impact project results or contribute to other negative consequences� Project Assumptions: Identify any other critical assumptions to the project scope, estimates, timeline, or benefits.