A statement of work (SOW) is an important component of the project charter. In this short course, you'll learn to get the most value from an SOW as you examine its characteristics and learn to develop and write an effective one. You'll discover the differences between an SOW for an internal project and one for a contracted project. And, you will examine examples of SOWs for different purposes and receive a template for developing your own SOW.

Target Audience

PMP-certified project managers, IT project managers, project coordinators, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, product managers, program managers, project sponsors, and project team members who want to continue to develop their skills and renew their PMP certification.

Objectives

  • Why the SOW is important
  • How it is used
  • How to design it
  • How to write it
  • How a contract SOW differs from a project SOW
  • How to develop your own SOW

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Definition
  • Importance

Planning and Preparation

  • Business Need
  • Product and Project Scope
  • Strategic Plan

Components

  • Deliverables
  • Tasks
  • Resources
  • Success Criteria
  • Methodologies
  • Schedules

Guidelines for Writing

  • Use Clear Language
  • Be Specific
  • Review Regulations, Policies, and Other Documents
  • Use Mandatory Language Properly
  • Avoid Ambiguity

Characteristics of a Contract SOW

  • Who Prepares It
  • What It Includes
  • How It Is Used
  • Who Reviews It

Using the SOW to Evaluate the Project

SOW Examples

SOW Templates

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