The Project Charter documents the formal conversation between the Project Sponsor and the Project Manager/Team, including the
definition of success for the project.
Once approved, the Project Charter communicates the current agreement between the Project Sponsor and the Project Team
throughout the lifecycle of a project. The Charter provides a high-level overview of the project including the definition of project
success, and project resource (people and funds) requirements.
Requests and additions to the project scope are considered “out-of-scope” for the current project. When a scope change is required,
document a change request that includes an impact analysis of project cost, resources, schedule, and risk. The Project Sponsor then
formally approves the scope change request.
The project manager will retain additional documents that provide detail on the management of the project, including a
communications plan, an issues log, a risk log, a change management plan, a budget, and a work schedule.