Your company decides to start the business of selling toys online and shipping globally. A software development team in-house is in charge of developing a web-based E-Commerce system that supports the new business. You are assigned as the project manager of the software development project. Which of the following artifact is the source of authority for your assignment?
A. Master project management plan
B. Project charter
C. Software development policy
D. Business case
Kindly be reminded that the suggested answer is for your reference only. It doesn’t matter whether you have the right or wrong answer. What really matters is your reasoning process and justifications.
My suggested answer is B. Project charter.
Project Charter is a document issued by the project initiator or sponsor that formally authorizes the existence of a project and provides the project manager with the authority to apply organizational resources to project activities.
Software development policy applies to all software development projects.
The master project management plan is developed after the project has been initiated and the project manager is assigned.
A business case evaluates alternative initiatives. A project is justified by the business case, sponsored by the project sponsor, and initiated based on a project charter.
A sponsor is an individual or a group that provides resources and support for the project, program, or portfolio, and is accountable for enabling success.
A project manager is the person assigned by the performing organization to lead the team that is responsible for achieving the project objectives.