This one page project charter is built in Powerpoint. Project charters are typically very lengthy documents describing the background of the project, different options considered, detailed scope statements, etc. The One Page Project Charter is meant to be a summary of the most important components of the charter in a single page. For large projects, it is used in addition to a full project charter. For small projects, it’s used in place of it.
The template includes sections to document:
- Project Name
- Project Description
- Target Date
- Project Team
- Key Milestones
The One Page project Charter is also useful for communicating with an executive audience that is not interested in all of the minute details
This is a versatile, professional project charter template that can be used for projects of all different types. The template is fairly detailed. Sections that are not needed for certain projects can be removed. The project charter is usually created by the Project Manager early in the Project Management Life Cycle.
The project charter can be used to “pitch” or “sell” the project to executives or leaders who will decide whether or not to fund the project. It is also used to communicate project details to resource managers who will decide whether or not to commit their team members to the project. Once approved, the project charter authorizes work to commence on the project and gives authority to the project manager to lead the project. Additionally, all project team members should be familiar with the project charter prior to beginning work. This helps ensure that all team members understand the objectives and benefits the team is working towards, as well as what is in and out of scope.
This project charter template includes sections for:
- Project Overview
- Objectives and Expected Benefits
- Problem Description
- Root Causes
- Solution Proposal
- Scope Details
- Project Milestones
- Team Members
- Project Costs
- Risk Mitigation
- Communication Plan
- Additional Details
The project charter is also a great resource to help bring new project team members up to speed who join the project after the initial kick off.