Test your knowledge: Project charter components

Test your knowledge: Project charter components

1. What is the purpose of a project charter? Select all that apply.

  • Defines the project and outlines necessary details
  • Organizes vital project information
  • Serves as a detailed project plan with a schedule
  • Acts as a useful reference throughout the project

2. What three questions should you ask yourself when adding details to a project charter? Select all that apply.

  • Are there project details that the stakeholders might disagree with?
  • Who are the stakeholders?
  • What details are most important to the stakeholders?
  • Which project management tools would the stakeholders prefer the team use?

3. How can you use your project charter as a tool to align with stakeholders in the initiation phase?

  • Ask stakeholders to each submit their visions for the project and add these as separate project charters.
  • Introduce the project team to stakeholders so that everyone can discuss the project charter together.
  • Edit the project charter into a 1-page, high-level summary for your team members to review.
  • Present the project charter to stakeholders to confirm that everyone agrees with the project information.

4. Fill in the blank: _____ are the expected gains of a project. These can be direct or indirect.

  • Benefits
  • Stakeholders
  • Costs
  • Milestones

5. What step for making project charter goals measurable involves researching how others in your industry quantify success?

  • Aligning stakeholders
  • Setting milestones
  • Budgeting
  • Benchmarking

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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