A terms of reference is a document that describes an initiative such as a program, project, committee or negotiation. It typically includes an overview, assumptions, constraints, mission, vision, goals, scope statement including out-of-scope items, roles & responsibilities, processes, budget, plans, schedules, principles, success factors and risks.A project charter is a terms of reference for a project.
Terms of Reference vs Project CharterBoth terms of reference and project charters are means of defining an initiative. Terms of reference is a far broader term that may apply to an initiative such as negotiations between governments or firms. Project charters are specific to projects, particularly projects delivered according to a waterfall model.
Terms Of Reference
A document that defines an initiative such as a committee, negotiation, program or project.
A document that defines a project.
Executive OverviewMissionVisionAssumptionsConstraintsRisksPrinciplesProcessesRoles & ResponsibilitiesScope StatementOut-of-scope ItemsPlansScheduleBenefitsSuccess Factors
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