Once your project has been approved, you will be assigned a Research PM (project manager) from the Research Department. This is a resource made available to the researchers to establish the project life cycle, confirm budgets, manage timelines and coordinate resources as necessary. You will likely have been working with this same person through the development of your application – and by the time you are at this stage of your project, most of the discussion will have taken place – this is where the details are confirmed and the project really gets underway.
The Research Office has developed a Project Charter for the purpose of confirming discussions with the researcher’s supervisor, documenting expected activities, timelines, needs and outcomes. This is also where budgets are tracked. The Charter is then signed by all three parties (researcher, supervisor and PM).
To see a blank Project Charter – click here.