Why Statement of Work?
Developing the statement of work
is required to provide clear direction to projects and project managers if
they are to succeed. Statement of work (SOW) sets the rules for the project
once the key stakeholders formally agree to its content. SOW lists the
goals, constraints, success criteria, and management guidelines. It
clarifies responsibilities and actions of project stakeholders in a
The written SOW is an effective
tool for managing stakeholders and their expectations. Developing SOW and
balances the project based on high-level estimates of the cost, schedule,
quality, and resource requirements.
Project Management: Business Synergies Approach
50 Rules of Project Management
A project is one small step for the project sponsor, one giant
leap for the project manager.
The person who says it will take the longest and cost the most
is the only one with a clue how to do the job...
5 Factors that
Make a Project Successful
By: Eric Verzuh, the author of
The Fast Forward MBA in Project
To be successful, a project must
among the project stakeholders – the team, customer, and management –
on the goals of the project...
By: Michael S. Dobson
To make your project team function
effectively, the first thing you need to know is the GREAT model:
Expectations / Performance;
Accountabilities / Abilities;
The GREAT model specifies what people must know before they can work
SOW is a tool for managing
case the original agreements or assumptions change during the course of a
project, all stakeholders must be kept up to date, agree to these changes,
and the project manager must write them into the statement of work.
Murphy's Law in Project Management
Firmness of delivery dates is
inversely proportional to the tightness of the schedule....