Length: 2 Days
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Agile SOW Training Workshop

Agile SOW (Statement of Work) Training Workshop is a dynamic and interactive 2-day program designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively create and manage Agile SOWs. The workshop explores the principles and practices of Agile project management within the context of developing SOWs. Participants will learn how to embrace flexibility, collaboration, and iterative processes to craft SOWs that align with Agile methodologies. Through practical exercises, case studies, and group discussions, participants will gain insights into Agile SOW best practices and enhance their ability to navigate the challenges commonly encountered in Agile project contracting.


This workshop is suitable for project managers, contract managers, procurement professionals, and anyone involved in the development and management of SOWs within an Agile project environment. It is valuable for individuals who are familiar with Agile principles and practices but seek to enhance their knowledge and skills in applying Agile concepts to SOW development.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamental principles and values of Agile project management and how they apply to SOW development.
  • Explore the key components of an Agile SOW and the differences compared to traditional SOWs.
  • Learn how to collaborate effectively with stakeholders to gather requirements and define scope in an Agile context.
  • Gain insights into Agile estimation techniques and how to incorporate them into the SOW.
  • Develop skills in creating flexible and adaptive deliverables and milestones in the Agile SOW.
  • Understand how to address change management and scope creep in Agile SOWs.
  • Learn strategies for managing risks and dependencies in Agile projects through the SOW.
  • Enhance communication and collaboration skills necessary for successful Agile SOW implementation.

Course Outline:

Introduction to Statement of Work (SOW)

  • Statement of work (SoW) and services to be delivered.
  • High-level description of services
  • Project scope, risks, assumptions, and constraints
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Project completion criteria
  • Project schedules.
  • Service-level objectives Key performance indicators
  • Service-level agreements (SLAs)
  • Service-level management
  • Relevant quality processes
  • Change management, acceptance, and risk and issue management.

Introduction to Agile SOWs

  • Overview of Agile principles and values
  • Understanding the need for Agile approaches in SOW development
  • Differentiating Agile SOWs from traditional SOWs
  • Collaborative requirements gathering and scope definition
  • Techniques for effective stakeholder engagement in Agile SOWs
  • Applying Agile tools and methodologies to gather requirements
  • Defining and managing scope in an iterative and collaborative manner
  • Product goals and objectives
  • Acceptance criteria for project deliverables
  • Incremental delivery timeline
  • Prioritization of product requirements
  • Tasks and roles involved to accomplish deliverables
  • Pricing model
  • Additional resource cost (e.g. license, tools)

Agile Estimation and Deliverable Planning

  • Agile estimation techniques for developing accurate and adaptable SOWs
  • Breaking down work into user stories and estimating effort
  • Creating flexible deliverables and milestones in the Agile SOW

Change Management and Scope Control in Agile SOWs

  • Addressing change and managing scope creep in Agile projects
  • Agile change control processes within the SOW framework
  • Balancing flexibility and accountability in Agile SOW management

Risk and Dependency Management in Agile SOWs

  • Identifying and assessing risks in Agile projects through the SOW
  • Managing dependencies and interdependencies in an Agile context
  • Mitigating risks and adapting the SOW as needed

Communication and Collaboration in Agile SOW Implementation

  • Effective communication techniques for Agile project teams
  • Facilitating collaboration between stakeholders involved in the SOW
  • Ensuring transparency and shared understanding throughout the project lifecycle

Practical Application: Case Studies and Exercises

  • Analyzing real-world Agile SOW case studies
  • Participating in group exercises to apply Agile SOW concepts
  • Debriefing and extracting key insights from practical applications
  • Analysis of scope creep
  • Unrefined product backlog
  • Managing poor task prioritization
  • Communication issues
  • Lack of Internal and External Communication



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