Page 1 of 3 About Project Charters Project Charters as defined by Wikipedia: In project management a project charter project definition or project statement is a statement of the scope, objectives, and participants in a project. It provides a p reliminary delineation of roles and responsibilities, outlines the project objectives, identifies the main stakeholders, and defines the authority of the project manager. It serves as a reference of authority for the future of the project. The terms of reference is usually part of the project charter. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_charter ) The project charter elements below are based on many existing Digital Humanities and IT project charters, and other models may be more useful depending on the purposes of the project charter. Other examples in use includ e : http://praxis.scholarslab.org/charter.html http://praxis.scholarslab.org/topics/toward a project charter/ http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/INKE/article/view/546/245 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_charter http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/1 process/8 project charter.html https://digital.library.emory.edu/sites/digital.library.emory.edu/files/ProjectCharter_Libraries v2%5B1%5D.pdf http://www.academia.edu/360360/The_Iterative_Design_of_a_Project_Charter_for_Interdiscip linary_Research Project Name Name Project Objective Explain
Page 2 of 3 Audience Explain Team Member Roles and Responsibilities Project Manager Name Scholarly Contributor Name Other Roles Name Timing and Constraints Financial Arrangements Explain Accreditation and Project Administration Credit, docume ntation, and ongoing stewardship ( programmatic support) for project work. D eliverables & Dissemination Contains a sound timeline with achievement milestones, and procedures for reporting on progress and dealing with failure to meet milestones. Has a clearly defined end point, at which it can be designated "finished" Documents definite plans f or the long term housing and maintenance of the project materials (by someone specific, using specific resources) after the project is finished. Documents that the project can be realistically expected to reach its end within the timeline.
Page 3 of 3 May include crediting and citation (see Emory s DISC s project charter for citation and project members being allowed to elect not to be included in a citation, but that they may no t veto publica tion) Milestones & Deadlines Explain and include reporting, final report and post project asse ss ment. Future Phases Explain Professionalism & Goodwill Example: 1 We will strive to maintain a tone of mutual respect and support whenever we writ e or meet. If lapses occur, we will strive to be sincere in the work to correct, prevent, and forgive W e will attempt to strike a balance to keep communications transparent, to have all relevant people involved and informed within the UF Libraries, and to refrain from overwhelming or confusing those who are not involved by involving them when not appropriat e. We will strive to be a group working, together and with collegiality, towards different parts of a larger, coherent, and important whole that aligns with, supports, and forwards the mission of the University of Florida in support of UF, the State of Flo rida, the nation, and the world. We will strive to work together as a group, where the contributions from each member ensure that the whole exceeds the sum of our individual contributions. After the project concludes, we commit to preparing a performance s ummary for the project, with particular emphasis on information that will be helpful to people undertaking a similar project in the future. 1 Thanks for wording and framing from the example project charter b y Emory s DISC as included in the ARL SPEC Kit 326 : Digital Humanities