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SOW Writing Classes | Statement of Work Training

SOW Writing Classes | Statement of Work Training: A statement of work (SOW) is a written agreement that specifies the end result expected by all parties along with a detailed description of services and resources required to finish a job.

A statement of work can be used in some industries to help manage the flow of goods and service across borders. Or it can become a vital document in maintaining compliance with union guidelines or with contractual boundaries.

A SOW is also important for creative professionals such as designers or web developers. This is because creative projects often have an open-ended termination that can be of a subjective nature. A solid statement of work can set boundaries for revisions and additions based on stakeholder feedback. Prospective clients of website design professionals can feel comfortable about providing actionable feedback to developers. Also, designers can sleep better knowing they will get paid for projects when clients dispute the final outcome.

A SOW agreement is especially important during a project’s implementation, evaluation and monitoring phases. This agreement can help keep projects moving forward and out of the courts. Stakeholders who feel that a project has derailed can consult the original statement of work in order to help refocus their team members and vendors.

It also works to the benefit of the other side. Vendors and employees can use a statement of work to make stakeholders remember the initial scope of the project. Freelance employees and other vendors can also refer to statements of work to resolve disputes over billing and copyright.

The crafting of a SOW is also crucial, which is why training in SOW writing is beneficial for all stakeholders involved in a project. For example, while it’s impossible to accurately predict the exact amount of time and resources necessary to complete a project, a statement of work can be crafted in such a way that it supports flexibility for both the project and the team’s participants.

Statements of work should at a minimal include information about purpose and scope. This information should contain detailed descriptions of the desired end result and the resources deemed necessary for completion. A list of deliverables, in as great detail as possible, should outline specific outcomes and projected deadlines.

Other important clauses in a SOW need to cover cost and budget statements – all matters that reflect the agreed price of the project, any contingency plans, and penalties for failing to reach specific milestones.

SOW Writing Classes | Statement of Work Training

Tonex offers SOW Writing Training, Statement of Work Training, a 2-day course that provides you with concepts, tools, approaches, and configuration of Statement of Work (SOW)  — the basis of the correlation between buyers and sellers.

Who Should Attend

  • Federal employees
  • Contractors
  • PMP-certified project managers
  • IT project managers
  • Project coordinators
  • Project analysts
  • Project leaders
  • Senior project managers
  • Team leaders
  • Product managers
  • Program managers
  • Project sponsors
  • Project team members
  • All individuals who need to write a SOW

Why Tonex?

  • Tonex trainers are excellent with real life experiences in their areas of specialization.
  • Presenting highly customized learning solutions is what we do. For over 30 years Tonex has worked with organizations in improving their understanding and capabilities in topics often with new development, design, optimization, regulations and compliances that, frankly, can be difficult to comprehend.
  • Ratings tabulated from student feedback post-course evaluations show an amazing 98 percent satisfaction score.

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