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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management, 5th Edition by G. Michael Campbell PMP, G. Michael Campbell, Sunny Baker

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Developing the Project Charter

The project’s charter is a critical document between the project manager and the customer and/or sponsor. It authorizes the project to begin and sets the stage for all the planning that will follow.
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The charter is an integrated document that describes the alignment of the project with the business strategy, project description, high level requirements, summary schedule, budget, and approval requirements. It officially sanctions the project manager to spend money and recruit people to work on the project.
Creating a charter requires you to find facts and data from a number of sources. The following ...

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