Project charter

Cross-functional teams that work together and communicate outward about the project with internal stakeholders, such as finance, purchasing, and engineering, tend to integrate their projects more effectively than teams that work in isolation. Therefore the major determinant of successful integration is not just technical, but rather social and organizational. The way the team sees the priority of integration at all levels is to see it explicitly in the charter itself. Therefore every charter should have a statement such as the following:

"The project team will integrate project activities at all levels, including with business planning and marketing, finance and budget, functional departments, and customers, to ensure that the new product development and project outcomes reflect all the stakeholder interests to the extent possible. Project planning should include a comprehensive project schedule that integrates cost, time, and quality factors to create an optimum outcome—cheaper, better, and faster."

The charter addresses:

Project manager

■ Priority of project

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