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Context: Using proven project management processes and tools helps ensure successful project implementation.

Step 12. Implement Strategy using Sound Project Management Purpose:
Products:
1. Charter
2. Workplan
3. Budget
4. Stakeholder engagement plan

1. Draft charter
The charter clarifies roles and responsibilities within the project team, including who has decision making authority. Where the project is being implemented via a partnership, the charter should include partners and their roles. Charters also have sponsors. Final authority for the direction of the project rests with the project sponsors. The Conservation Partnership Center provides guidance on negotiating and documenting roles and responsibilities. Conservancy staff can find additional resources about how to write charters, and many other aspects of project management at the Highly Effective Teams site on CONNECT.​