At the start of a project, the project manager is sometimes lost regarding all works he should do. He doesn't know how to start, everything is urgent and important. Do we have to do a planning, or staff his team ? Or rather, list the deliverables. Or to flatten the budget ?
The project charter, which will also be called the project brief in the PRINCE2® vocabulary, is a fundamental management deliverable for framing and starting a project. The project charter will describe the key and key points of the project. The drafting of this charter will naturally highlight all points of attention and will be a valuable support for developing all the management deliverables.
This document also has the advantage of summarizing the project and will make it possible to request validation from the project sponsor and / or the executive. This validation is also a mandatory step in the PRINCE2®. The project brief is one of the results of the "Starting Up a Project" process in the pre-project phase.
It is important to write this charter thinking of its use throughout the project. For an example :