The Project Charter formally authorizes a project or phase. It defines the reason for the project and assigns a project manager—and the PM's authority level. The content of the Charter should describe the project in high-level terms.
(A Companion to the PMBOK® Guide — Sixth Edition) by Cynthia Stackpole Snyder. This resource can serve as a roadmap to help you collect and manage your project information. You can customize the forms to meet the particular needs of your project and your organization. Copyright © 2017 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and Project Management Institute. All rights reserved.