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    Project Planning: The Importance of a Project Charter

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    This solution is over 250 words and includes a reference on why a project charter is so vital to the project manager. The main function of a charter is to define the project's goal. It is truly the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How the entire project will be completed. Without a charter, the project manager could waste valuable time, or worse - have no idea why certain steps to completion are not being done.

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    Describe the importance of a project charter to the project manager. How does a strong project sponsor and clear project scope apply to the overall success of a project? In at least 200 words, provide a comprehensive answer using your reading, knowledge and personal experience.

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    The project charter defines what the goal is. Projects may be in the form of a new organization's public outreach division charged with creating mission and vision statements or the information technology (IT) department switching all employees from PCs to Macs. Beyond defining what the project will accomplish, the charter also outlines the who, what, when, where, why and how the goal will be achieved. The charter is invaluable to ...

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    This solution is over 250 words and includes a reference on why a project charter is so vital to the project manager. The main function of a charter is to define the project's goal. It is truly the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How the entire project will be completed. Without a charter, the project manager could waste valuable time, or worse - have no idea why certain steps to completion are not being done.

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