Talk:Project charter

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IPD...[edit]

I do not see the point in making reference to IPD. In the best of cases, it is out of context. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.73.115.170 (talk) 13:19, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

What is IPD? Pm master 21:28, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Initiation Project Document?

IBM World Wide Project...[edit]

I am not sure that the reference to "IBM World Wide Project Management Methodology" is relevant. Thoughts? Mwfnwa 12:46, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Merging with Terms of Reference[edit]

I would feel a difference between Project charter as possibly internal document of a body which wants to execute the project, Terms of reference I would see as document for external use out of business unit either for vendors or for other units within e.g. a corporation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.161.219.254 (talk) 20:07, 5 May 2010 (UTC)


In my opinion, the Project Charter term is well-known in the practice, so I would keep it. Alex of Bcn. Alex from Cynertia Consulting, 4-Feb-2009. —Preceding undated comment was added at 11:21, 4 February 2009 (UTC).

With regard to merging with Terms of Reference, I think this article should be standalone. Wackimonki (talk) 13:57, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

This is a definite a stand alone, this document is worthy of a separate page and would make wiki incomplete without it. Bnaur 15:07, 13 April 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.234.115.9 (talk)

Without question, the project charter should be a standalone article with a references to and from the terms of reference. As it has it's own separate function according to the PMI. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.96.244.172 (talk) 16:31, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

What about vice-versa?

Matt (talk) 03:49, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

The project charter is generally considered as a high level document to provide the audience with a one page summary of the project outline and roles and responsibilities. Th document will often be circulated as a standalone document to provide a focus during project inception i.e. before user requirements detailing project outlines and the like are drafted. The information maybe repeated in the terms of reference section of a specific project documention however will be expanded to provide greater detail of R&R etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 144.98.76.45 (talk) 11:21, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Stand alone. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mulator (talkcontribs) 00:43, 14 August 2008 (UTC) Mulator (talk) 18:41, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

This is most definitely stand-along and in fact, much more could be said about the charter. I am in favor of not merging. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Scottkastner (talkcontribs) 20:19, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Against: A project charter is a high level project management document that contains terms of reference --SPACEBAR (talk) 20:10, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

I tend to agree that the Project Charter is a different document than the Terms of Reference. The Project Charter is meant to be a high level overview (one-pager) of the project. Term of Reference are typically more detailed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rgephart (talkcontribs) 21:19, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

A project charter is industry specific to projects. A terms of reference has a much wider application. In goverment reviews and similar it has significant polictical meaning, and is used in boards of inquiry, crown reviews and similar and is a critical element of parlimentary privildge.

I think the terms of refence definition is too narrow and appears driven by commercial interest in the authors. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.212.15.126 (talk) 02:14, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Is the project Charter TOR?[edit]

I do not think so, Project charter is part of project management and phases, but TOR is part of RFP, maybe they have the same chapters but in different perspectives

Khawla Al Shurafa--86.108.90.43 (talk) 10:19, 12 July 2010 (UTC)