When a program starts, it is important to create the program charter.
Program charters should include the following:
- Business case
- Vision and strategic alignment
- Initial costs and expected benefits
- High-level deliverables
- A road map for deliverables
- Governance structure
- Initial issues and risks
Program Managers use data included in the program charter to start planning the Program.
Keep in mind: a program charter is important because it defines key aspects to achieve program goals and outcomes.