Project Charter

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shaibajit
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Project Charter

Postby shaibajit Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:41 pm

You have just been assigned as the project manager for a research project that your company has been awarded. As part of the execution of this project for your customer you will be performing statistical research in all of the major cities in your country. Your project sponsor, who is also the CEO of your company, has asked you to create the project charter and send it to him so he can review and approve it. The main input you need to develop the project charter is the project statement of work (SOW). However, you soon discover that you do not have access to the project SOW. What should you do to obtain the project SOW?

You should create the project SOW yourself since you are the project manager
You should look for the project SOW in your organizational process assets
You should ask your project sponsor to provide you the project SOW
You should ask your customer to provide you the project SOW

The correct answer says 4.

I selected 3 based on following understanding -
a) the project has been awarded by an external customer. So there must be a signed Contract
b) it says that the Pm doesn't "have access" to the SOW.
So the Sponsor must be having the copy of the contract and hence option 3.

Can anyone clarify please?
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Re: Project Charter

Postby nazrulq Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:37 am

I think option 3 is the right choice. Project Charter has not been approved yet finally. It is in the process of development. Project sponsor should give authority to the Project Manger for using project statement of work to have access to it.
I think option 4 is not the right choice.
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Re: Project Charter

Postby manishpn Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:33 pm

shaibajit wrote:You have just been assigned as the project manager for a research project that your company has been awarded. As part of the execution of this project for your customer you will be performing statistical research in all of the major cities in your country. Your project sponsor, who is also the CEO of your company, has asked you to create the project charter and send it to him so he can review and approve it. The main input you need to develop the project charter is the project statement of work (SOW). However, you soon discover that you do not have access to the project SOW. What should you do to obtain the project SOW?

You should create the project SOW yourself since you are the project manager
You should look for the project SOW in your organizational process assets
You should ask your project sponsor to provide you the project SOW
You should ask your customer to provide you the project SOW

The correct answer says 4.

I selected 3 based on following understanding -
a) the project has been awarded by an external customer. So there must be a signed Contract
b) it says that the Pm doesn't "have access" to the SOW.
So the Sponsor must be having the copy of the contract and hence option 3.

Can anyone clarify please?

Contract is a document you as PM should seek within the organization not from customer
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