Category Archives: Statements of Work

Writing Statements of Work That Keep Your Projects on Track

Matt Karlyn, a partner with the law firm of Foley & Lardner LLP and is a member of the firm’s Information Technology & Outsourcing Practice, shares his insights on writing vendor Statements of Work that keep IT projects on Track and protect them from vendors who don’t deliver. At the beginning of a project that…

7 Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work – Step 3

In my initial port in this series “Seven Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work – Intro”, I provided a high level overview of the Statement of Work (SOW) development process. Step 1 covered the planning the effort. Step 2 covered formatting the SOW. This post will describe step 3 – Collect and Analyze Requirements….

7 Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work – Step 2

In my initial port in this series “Seven Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work – Intro”, I provided a high level overview of the Statement of Work (SOW) development process. Step 1 covered the planning the effort. This post will describe step 2 – formatting the SOW. You can choose to have one person…

7 Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work-Step 1

In my previous post “Seven Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work – Intro” , I provided a high level overview of the Statement of Work (SOW) development process. In this post, I cover step 1 – planning the effort. This step includes the following activities: Establish a Preliminary Scope Statement Start the SOW writing…

7 Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work – Intro

There are many ways to approach writing a Statement of Work (SOW) for projects that involve vendors. This series explore the seven steps that will lead you through the process of writing any SOW. These seven are not necessarily sequential, but it should be possible to move backward/forward to the previous/next step depending on the…

Tips for Effective Statements of Work

The current economy is forcing vendors to re-organize, cut staff, and re-think their strategies and business models.  These changes often have the potential to impact the commitments they have already made to their clients and customers. How will you make sure that your project is not affected by such changes? In the case of a…