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[Insert Agency’s Name and Logo] Statement of Work for [Insert project name] [Date]
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Document Control Sheet General Information Project Name Project Manager Business Owner (Key Sponsor) Provider Single Point of Contact Document Preparation Information Author Date Organization Name Phone Number E-Mail File Location (link) Distribution and Approvals Name Title and Organization Signature Approval Date Change History Date Change Description Approved By 2
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Guidelines and Instructions ( Note: Delete this guidelines and instructions section upon completion of the SOW.) Overview IT projects often fail because the parties involved don’t fully understand what work needs to be done or how success will be measured. Companies can mitigate this risk through the creation of a solid Statement of Work (SOW) document. According to the PMBOK from the Project Management Institute (PMI) the SOW, also called statement of requirements (SOR), is “a narrative description of `product, services, or results to be supplied under contract.” In the PMBOK, the SOW is part of the project procurement management process. The SOW is used to set the scope and boundaries of a project and to establish an agreement between the company and an external provider about what work will be done, when it will performed, and who will do it. Key Components The SOW identifies: The project’s high level goals, objectives, dependencies, and constraints. The scope of the work associated with the project. Project deliverables and acceptance criteria. What work will be performed, who is responsible the work, when it will be finished. The SOW does not describe how the work will be accomplished. Accountability The project manager is responsible for creating and updating the SOW. Inputs The following project management documents must be completed before preparing the SOW: Business Case. Business Requirements. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Project plan. Project charter. Change management plan. Communications plan. Staffing plan Tips 3
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Make sure that the people in the distribution list understand that by signing this document, they are formally accepting this as scope of the project. Allow two business days for people in the distribution list to review and approve the SOW.
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