This is a SOW (Scope of Work) overview to show the reader a few things. The SOW is not only the guide you follow to complete the job, but it also defines how and when you get paid for the services and equipment. You need to understand the importance of the SOW because it affects getting paid. You will need to understand what to pull out of it and if you are writing one you need to know what to put in it. Understanding each SOW may be different, even if you are working for the same customer. You need to know what the deliverables are so you get paid. Understanding the entrance criteria is important so the job is done properly. No matter what your role is at the job site or in the company you should understand what to look for in the SOW. It matters because if it’s done wrong then you may not get paid for the work.
This is my white paper to promote my SOW training program. I have created a video to go over the SOW creation and what to look for in a SOW. I cover the sections to help you understand what is expected of the parties doing the work. I created a SOW training program that would help you understand SOW creation and how important the SOW is to your business.
Why do you need this training?
Knowing what is in the SOW is going to really help your business define the work separating the work you are being paid for from the change orders that you can request from the customer. You will be asked to do extra work, and you may do it but there comes a point where you should get paid for it.
If you are reading the SOW then you need to know how to interpret the SOW for the job you are doing.
If you are bidding on a SOW then you should understand what you’re being asked to do.
If you are writing the SOW you should understand what to put in it to protect yourself and your company from an overage or missing items. You will need to set expectations.
Customers need to know what the expectations are from the contractors.
Contractors need to know what to expect from the customer.
Both parties need to know the handoff points, the pay points, and define the work in a way that both parties will understand.
If you need to make sure both parties understand when the payments will happen.