✎ Technique: Create a project charter

A well-defined charter helps keep websites focused on meeting the needs of their target audience, ensuring that the site's architecture is logical and that users can find the information they need and complete tasks effectively.


This is a sample project definition for a (fictional) academic department site.


Support communication needs and business processes associated with the Department of Rocket Science at Cosmic University.


  • Build general knowledge about rocket science
  • Demonstrate Cosmic University’s leadership in rocket science
  • Demonstrate the impact of studying rocket science at Cosmic
  • Demonstrate the ethos of Cosmic’s rocket science department
  • Build community within the Department of Rocket Science
  • Streamline department processes for better efficiency and responsiveness

Use the project charter template (doc) to create a project charter for your website.