Project Charter Essay

1919 Words Apr 27th, 2011 8 Pages
Scope Statement Development Instructions

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The scope statement is an agreement among the project team, the project sponsor and key stakeholders. It represents a common understanding of the project for the purpose of facilitating communication among the stakeholders and for setting authorities and limits for the project manager and team. The scope statement includes relating the project to business objectives, and defining the boundaries of the project in multiple dimensions including approach, deliverables, milestones, and budget.
Table of Contents
A. Executive Summary 3
B. Business Objectives 3
C. Project Description 4
D. Project Approach 8
E. Project Estimates 8
F. Project Controls 10
G. Authorizations
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5. Dependency Linkages
In some cases, one project may be dependent upon another project’s deliverables; this linkage needs to be identified and its progress monitored. In other cases, a project may be dependent upon information from several agencies; the tasks and activities of the information gathering process need to monitored

6. Impacts
Organizational change management, retraining, increases/decreases in operating budgets are example impacts.

7. Measures of Project Success
This section describes the metrics that will be used on the project to determine how success will be measured. Such metrics might include how to measure customer satisfaction or might state what a “user friendly” system is

8. Assumptions
Project assumptions need to be defined before project activities take place so that time is not spent on a project that has no basis for funding. For example, support and attention will be provided by the Business Sponsor and the Steering Committee; resources will be available to adequately staff the project, etc..

9. Critical Success Factors
Describe those factors that will ensure the success or failure of the project. For example, the Organization Change Management Plan will be accepted, the system infrastructure environment will be adequate, etc..

10. Roles and Project Stakeholders Roles

The following role definitions are being applied to the resources assigned to this project:

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