038 – Charter? Huh! What is it good for? (absolutely every project)
“What are we even doing in this project?”
If you’ve ever asked yourself (or been asked) this question, go back to your Project Charter right now! The Project Charter is a keystone project artifact, authorizing the very existing and base assumptions and structure of your project. It can be called many things – a statement of work, a project initiation document – but whatever, if you don’t have some kind of document that authorizes your project, you may be in trouble!
In this episode we talk about charters, what they are, what should be in them – and what doesn’t need to be in there.
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