When you've been assigned a project, the first thing you need to do as a project manager is to develop a project charter. The project charter defines the boundaries of a project. It's a document that you can refer to and look back at when you're at a difficult point in your project's timelines. It's important to share this with everyone on the project so that everyone knows what is expected of them and when it's expected. In this course, we'll discuss the three parts that a project charter should contain: a summary, an outline, and the authorization section.