Combine the outputs of the stakeholder analysis, project objectives and scope statement to write a project charter for an identified project.

Identification section

Performance descriptors Marks
Lists the project name, the date of the current version of the project charter, the sponsor’s name and authority, and the project managers name. 0 – 4

Purpose and problem statement

Performance descriptors Marks
  • Purpose and problem statement of the project is clear. Need for the project is well justified
4 – 5
  • Purpose and problem statement of the project is stated. Problem statement and justification of the need for the project can be improved
2 – 3
  • Purpose stated (or missing). Reason for project not evident.
0 – 1

Objectives

Performance descriptors Marks
  • At least 3 objectives have been written. All objectives are specific, measurable, and time-bound.
4 – 5
  • At least 3 objectives have been written. Most objectives are specific. Most objectives are measurable or time-bound.
2 – 3
  • Less than 3 objectives have been written, and/or few are specific, measurable, or time-bound.
0 – 1

Scope

Performance descriptors Marks
  • The scope statement describes at least 3 requirements which may include business requirements, technical requirements, user requirements or regulatory requirements.
  • These requirements are written to a level of detail which will clearly identify what is in or out of scope.
4 – 5
  • The scope statement describes at least 3 requirements which may include business requirements, technical requirements, user requirements or regulatory requirements.
  • These requirements are described but will require additional clarification to define what is in or out of scope.
2 – 3
  • The scope statement describes less than 3 requirements which may include business requirements, technical requirements, user requirements or regulatory requirements.
  • These requirements lack the detail to guide what is in or out of scope.
0 – 1

Constraints

Performance descriptors Marks
  • At least 3 constraints which apply to this project are described. These may include cost, quality, or time. The constraints are described in enough detail for the project manager to know where the quality, cost and time limits are.
4 – 5
  • At least 3 constraints which apply to this project are described. These may include cost, quality, or time. There is not adequate description to clarify what the limitations of the project are.
2 – 3
  • There are less than 3 constraints described and / or they lack the detail to guide project management decisions.
0 – 1

Major milestones

Performance descriptors Marks
  • At least 3 significant milestones are described on a realistic and achievable time line. Milestone descriptions are sufficiently clear for the project manager to associate deliverables against the project timeline.
4 – 5
  • At least 3 significant milestones are described. Some descriptions may lack the clarification to associate deliverables with the milestones and / or timeline is unrealistic.
2 – 3
  • Less than 3 milestones are described and / or time line is missing.
0 – 1

Preliminary cost for the project

Performance descriptors Marks
  • Realistic cost estimate of total cost including a high-level breakdown of the major cost components is provided. Basis on which costs were estimated is adequately described.
4 – 5
  • Estimate of provisional total cost is provided. Some cost components may not appear to be realistic and / or basis for calculation is not adequately described.
2 – 3
  • Cost estimates are missing or unrealistic for the scope of the project. Basis on which costs were estimated is missing or incorrect.
0 – 1

Stakeholders

Performance descriptors Marks
  • At least 3 relevant stakeholders are listed. Their level of power and interest are clearly described.
  • Realistic and comprehensive description of effect on stakeholder and effect on project is provided for all stakeholders.
4 – 5
  • At least 3 relevant stakeholders are listed. There is some description of how significant they are to the project.
  • Realistic and comprehensive description of effect on stakeholder and effect on project is provided for most stakeholders.
2 – 3
  • There are less than 3 stakeholder or some listed may not be relevant to the project. This is little indication of how significant they are to the project.
0 – 1

Project charter acceptance

Performance descriptors Marks
  • There is a section which includes the name, role and signature of the project sponsor.
0 – 1

Coherence of the charter

Performance descriptors Marks
  • All sections of the charter are fully integrated and in no way contradict each other.
  • The overall charter is complete and is comprehensive enough to guide the project.
4 – 5
  • There are clear relationships between the sections of the charter.
  • Some minor gaps are evident.
  • The charter is complete enough to give general direction to the project.
2 – 3
  • All the sections required are present; there is some linkage between the elements but significant gaps exist.
  • The project will require significant additional guidance to align with its objectives and scope.
0 – 1