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signing of project charter 11 months 3 weeks ago #6603

  • Vivek Gupta
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source:-preparepm.com

Typically signing of project charter is the responsibility of
Project Sponsor
Senior Management
Project Manager
Project stake-holders

As per me , Answer should be A but correct Answer is B
Senior Management is responsible for issuing the charter. Though it is very very basic question but still need helpCan somebody explain?

signing of project charter 11 months 3 weeks ago #6614

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Tracey, if i read that article correctly, it looks as if Cornelius is saying that the sponsor SHOULD be the one who signs.

signing of project charter 11 months 3 weeks ago #6617

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yes, Article says that sponsor should sign. Can you please elaborate more why Answer B is correct

signing of project charter 11 months 3 weeks ago #6620

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I still did not see the correct answer to the question regarding the project charter. Is it sponsor or Sr. Management. I dont need ant ecplanation further.

I am also not sure why Cornelius will refer to PMBOK v3 or v4 when we are well into PMBOK V5. I would think that all references to PMBOK V3 OR V4 must be removed to avoid confusion.

signing of project charter 11 months 2 weeks ago #6628

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Hi Everyone: I deleted my post. You are correct, I mis-read the article. I also believe the Sponsor signs off on the charter. In my previous experience, the sponsor typically is from senior management. (They have held the purse strings in the companies I have worked for and are the only ones authorized to initiate projects). So, with that example, hypothetically both are correct.

In Andy Crowe's book, The PMP Exam, How to Pass on Your First Try (5th edition), it does explicitly state the the Project Charter is signed by the performing organization's senior management (Pg. 57) I don't think I've helped answer the question, only to spur further debate. It would be great if someone could come in and clearly articulate this.

Thanks...Tracey
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Last Edit: 11 months 2 weeks ago by Tracey South. Reason: typo - added context.

signing of project charter 10 months 3 weeks ago #6801

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Tracey

Some times, I wonder if we were to send these type of questions directly to the PMI, if they would be willing to respond with the answer. I understand that in most companies now, they are actually trying to involve all the stakeholders a lot more closely than before in th development of the Project charter and they also sign the project charter. That is possibly why 'Senior management' is the answer chosen.

According to PMBOK v5, the guide does not explicitly state that the Sponsor signs the charter. It states that the project charter should be authored by the sponsoring entity. Projects are initiated by an entity external to the project such as a sponsor, program, PMP staff person or portfolio governing body chairperson. And the initiator or Sponsor must be at a level appropriate to procure funding and commit resources to the Project. So the term sponsoring entity could be any entity external to the project. Frankly, I just need the correct answer for the exam.

signing of project charter 1 month 3 weeks ago #8535

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Did anyone receive clarity on this issue? My understanding of PMBOK and experience as a PM leads me to believe that it is the Sponsor's responsibility to sign the charter.
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