This is a consolidated source of information which lays the foundation for successful completion of any project by identifying your project vision and communicating the overall approach for a project to all key stakeholder audiences.
The charter will contain the following:
Background of the organization and any information or statement of needs that helps explain how the project came to be
Goals and objectives of the project in language that is both concise and explanatory
Project scope delineated so that all parties involved are aware of what the project includes as well as what it does not