Statement of Work (SOW) Template

Posted by Kevin Brady on Tue 14th July 2009 at 03:52 AM, Filed in Document Templates & ToolsLegals

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What is this?

A Statement of Work (SOW) is a narrative description of required work. It stipulates the deliverables or services required by a client. It defines the task to be accomplished or services to be delivered in clear, concise and meaningful terms.

The attached statement of work contains the following sections:-

1. Work Breakdown Estimate
2. Requirement Objectives
3. Background & Specific Scope
4. System Requirements
5. Key Delivery & Payment Milestones
6. Charges
7. Key Project Staff
8. Third Party Software License Costs
9. Dependencies
10. Acceptance Test
11. Acceptance Criteria
12. Technical, Operational and Organisational Environment
13. Reporting Requirements
14. Project Management Control Procedures
15. Change Procedures
16. Authorities
17. Sign-off & Authorisation

Why it’s useful?

If you are in the process of setting up your own software development business it is important to have an software development order form. The statement work is such a proforma order form which records your client’s requirements, your deliverables and the costs and tasks associated with the job of work. This statement of work would normally be issued in association with a contract of service which would refer to the statement of work as the subject of the contract. I have used the attached document to sign-up clients for large and small projects. 

This will become premium content in the new year and as such a chargeable item so get this while you can.

How to use it?

Many parts of this contract must be changed in order to adapt it for your own use. These are highlighted in RED. Many of the word highlighted can be replaced using Words find and replace function saving lots of editing time and effort.

Support -
Clarety Project Templates have been developed and published by a group of dedicated and passionate Project Manager Professionals.  Queries on the application of the template, comments in usage and any remarks are welcomed, please email them to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or post a comment. Good luck and thank you for choosing to use the Statement of Work (SOW) template.

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Thanks for sharing these great templates.

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Posted by Ahmad Sultan  on Thu 24th December 2009 at 08:24 AM | #

Kevin, very good, comprehensive SOW.  I’m curious how you would compare this to a proposal?  I suspect the proposal will be somewhat less detailed, though it can probably be used to help create this SOW.  How do you compare the proposal and SOW?

Posted by Brian Mossing  on Mon 28th December 2009 at 04:19 AM | #


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