Create a Project Charter with Microsoft Word

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Analyze project charters.

Download project charter templates in Microsoft Word and evaluate project charter templates for important elements.

Compare completed project charters.

Clock2 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

The main purpose of a project charter is to have consensus around project objectives, activities, schedule, potential risks, and budget. A project manager will develop the charter to start the project and get approval from a project sponsor. Having a project charter will help to keep you organized and on track to implement the project management process that will lead to a successful project. The project charter helps to make sure anyone involved understands the project through the scope, objectives, deliverables and more. This project will lead you through the development of a project charter using Microsoft Word.

Skills you will develop

  • Microsoft Word
  • Project Planning
  • Organization Development
  • Project Management
  • Project Charter

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Analyze project charters.

  2. Evaluate project charter templates for important elements.

  3. Compare completed project charters.

  4. Develop a project charter template in Microsoft Word for your next project.

  5. Determine next steps after the project charter is created in Microsoft Word.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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