Project Charter

A formal document providing authority to a project manager to conduct a project within scope, quality, time and cost and resource constraints as laid down in the document.

It usually includes a mission statement, including background, purpose, and benefits, a goal, objectives, scope, assumptions and constraints.

It may also be called a "Project Brief," or any number of other synonyms.

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  • Risk Analysis
    A good planning phase for a project includes many things like time analysis, assignments of the tasks, quality plan... and among them it also includes a risk analysis which consists primarily of a collective brain storming involving all project team. It is recommended to be done after the plan has been elaborated. You can also conduct a technical feasibility analysis which is an easy-job for experienced people. They can detect most risks.
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