Writing a Statement of Work

The Statement of Work (SOW) is a contract that describes the work requirements for a specific project that define the liabilities, responsibilities and work agreements between a contractor & a client. A well-written SOW ensures a projects success and prevents disagreement, misunderstandings, and eventual disputes between the two parties, as to the expectations of the work to be performed. Elevate’s Writing a Statement of Work seminar breaks down the atanomy and teaches the fundamentals for writing a winning SOW. Participants will learn the do’s and don’ts of writing to ensure that the information is organized and the language is clear and concise. You will learn the several key elements that should be contained in the SOW to get better results!

Module 1: The Anatomy of a Statement of Work

  • Organizing Information
  • Using and Modifying Templates
  • What to Reinforce
  • Requirements to Write a Clear and Concise SOW

Module 2: How SOW relates to Solicitation

  • Writing a SOW to Get a Better Result
  • Difference Types of SOW

Module 3:Writing Tips

  • Less Q & A
  • Simplifying: Tips for Engineers
  • Writing in Plain Language
  • Precision
  • What to Avoid
  • Understand what a SOW is and its purpose.

  • Understand how to prepare a good SOW and what is included.

  • Design a Statement of Work that gets results.

  • Writing an SOW in plain language.

  • Understand things to avoid when writing a SOW.

  • Understand how to formulate the different components of the SOW

  • Understand the consequences of a poor SOW.


  • Participant workbook 
  • Presenter slides and outlines 
  • Case Studies and Media as appropriate 
  • Role-play scenarios 
  • Post-training assessment 

Room Requirements 

  • Internet access for the presenter 
  • Screen 
  • Projector (if not ceiling mounted then a table or cart will need to be provided)
  • Training room must be able to comfortably accommodate the number of participants plus room to move around for various activities) 
  • Rounds or pods, a small table for presenter’s materials, chairs for all participants
  • One Flip chart and easel for each round table (for small group work) and markers

Additional Requirements 

  • Elevate will choose training facilitators whose background and expertise will support the subject matter and goals of the client 
  • Instructors will use a variety of instructional methods including lecture, group projects, discussion, and role play 
  • Participants are expected to be actively engaged in the learning process 

To customize your seminar please call 646-416-6441 or email  julie@elevate4success.com