The following tools and templates are provided without warranty as an example of how project templates should be adjusted and tailored to meet the needs of the organization using them. They are not intended to be used as is, but rather offer a place to start. Should you have any comments or questions regarding their use, please direct them via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
This sample Project Charter template represents a very basic yet practical charter. It is short, to the point, and contains only the most essential high level information about your project. It should be used as a starting point, with sections added or removed as required based on your organization’s context. Some sections you might consider adding to this project charter template include sections for: other related projects, and an indication as to which portfolio the project belongs to.
This sample Project Charter template is based on the previous template, but has been tailored for a project with an external client. In addition to requiring the identification of both the provider and client project sponsor, the charter allows provisions for including other supporting documentation such as “general terms and agreements”. This charter can therefore serve a second purpose as a project contract for a small to mid-sized project. Another feature of this charter template is that it includes an easy way to specify fixed price high level deliverables.