Last week, I shared my blog post How to Break Down Your Projects. This week, I’m going into more detail as we look at:

  • What’s the difference between deliverables and activities?
  • How to break down a project using a mindmap

 

Unfortunately, many people think of the project charter as an administrative hoop they must jump through to get their project approved. Therefore, many charters are written hastily with little thought.

The value of the charter process is engaging stakeholders, discussing the issues, resolving conflicts, and getting agreement as you initiate the project. The stakeholder’s interest are considered and aligned, resulting in less likelihood of costly changes later in the project.

The charter provides a picture of where you are going, why you are going there, who will be impacted, top risks, and who is going to help you.

Click here to check out my online course: The What, Why, & How of Powerful Project Charters.