Writing the Statement of Work (SOW)

Course information
Price: Please Call
Day(s): 1
Course Code: GK2983
GTC: 4 Incl. VAT
Delivery Method: Company Event

Overview

Learn to develop and write your own SOW.
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.

This virtual short course, specifically designed to give you a quick convenient way to renew and refresh your project management skills, maintain your Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification, and earn PDUs on your own time, at your own pace.

Virtual short courses do not include materials or headsets.

 

PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


Company Events

These events can be delivered exclusively for your company at our locations or yours, specifically for your delegates and your needs. The Company Events can be tailored or standard course deliveries.

Pre-Requisites

  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

Content

1. Introduction

  • Definition
  • Importance

2. Planning and Preparation

  • Business Need
  • Product and Project Scope
  • Strategic Plan

3. Components

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

4. Guidelines for Writing

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

5. Characteristics of a Contract SOW

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

6. Using the SOW to Evaluate the Project

7. SOW Examples

8. SOW Templates

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

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.


Follow on Courses

  • Key Components of Vendor Contract Close Out
  • Effective Technical Communication

Company Event Schedule

Looking for onsite training?

We can deliver standard or tailored courses to your requirements to be delivered as closed company events at your location or ours, whichever suits you and your employees.

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