Northeastern University Project Management Paper

Case 1: Handstar, Inc., pp. 30-31

Case 4: John Wiley & Sons, p. 105

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Case 6: Launching E-Collar, pp. 184


Hint: Before attempting to complete the project charter, review ALL of your reading assignments. Particularly, make sure to cover the sections below from the HBSP Tutorial:

Learn Module

  • Project Management Overview
  • What is project management?
  • Why is it important?
  • What is the process?
  • Overlapping tasks and activities

Identifying Project Needs and Objectives

  • Uncover the root of the problem
  • Brainstorm alternatives
  • Key idea: define project objectives
  • Align objectives

Understanding Competing Demands and “Scope Creep”

  • Balance competing demands
  • Activity: juggling demands
  • Beware of “scope creep”
  • Activity: managing scope creep

Defining Roles and Responsibilities

  • Project sponsor
  • Project manager
  • Leadership insight: clarify roles
  • Project team leader
  • Project team members
  • Project stakeholders

Creating a Project Charter

  • Elements of a project charter
  • The value of a project charter
  • Communicating the project charter

Note that you may not have complete information about the project and/or the organization. You are welcome to use the free web to find additional information or stretch your imagination. When complete information is not available, it is okay to make assumptions. You can always revise these assumptions when more information becomes available. In other words, some of your information may be fictional.