Writing the Statement of Work (SOW)

Course information
Price: Please call
Day(s): 1
Course Code: GK2983
GTC: 4
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.

Virtual short courses do not include materials or headsets.

This is a virtual short course, specially designed to give you a quick, convenient way to earn PMI PDUs or concentrate on a specialized topic. This course is also part of our PMP® Renewal Program.


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

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