A project charter is the document that makes you the Official Project
Manager. It is a contract that gives you the authority to manage the
project, to use the allocated budget, the ask for resources, to purchase
material and equipment for the project to be a success.
A project Charter for Big projects can be pages long and go into very
minute details. This especially when the project involves many companies
working together and trying to achieve a common goal by sharing their
resources (people, money, equipment, ...)
For 80% of the projects, a much more compact version can
It comprises mainly the Authorisation to act, the scope
of the project, the budget and resource.