Delivering Project Excellence with the Statement of Work

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Management Concepts Press, Feb 1, 2010 - Business & Economics - 324 pages
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Use the Statement of Work to Ensure Your Project’s Success! Delivering Project Excellence with the Statement of Work, Second Edition, builds on the foundation of the first edition with a comprehensive yet succinct description of how to apply the statement of work (SOW) to manage projects effectively. With updates throughout and an entirely new chapter on the use and application of the statement of objectives, this book continues to serve as an essential, practical guide for project managers and team members. The latest techniques presented in this timely resource will help you and your team: Ensure that your projects meet specified scope and quality Control risk by clearly defining roles and responsibilities Manage changes to the SOW This new edition also addresses project management issues related to the federal government, including updated Federal Acquisition Regulation guidance on drafting a quality SOW and a discussion of legal considerations related to the SOW. New examples of SOWs from a variety of projects and business environments provide you with lessons learned and the hands-on guidance you need to deliver excellence on your project! Contents Part I: Understanding the Fundamentals of the Statement of Work • Defining the Statement of Work • The Importance of the SOW in Managing Projects • When to Do an SOW • Who Should Develop the SOW • Part II: Building the Statement of Work • Building the SOW Foundation • Framing the SOW • Finalizing the SOW • Sample SOWs: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ugly • Part III: Maintaining the SOW for Project Excellence • Managing Change to the SOW • The Statement of Objectives • Part IV: Changing the Paradigm • Selling the Importance and Benefits of the SOW About the Author Michael G. Martin, PMP, is an internationally recognized consultant, speaker, and trainer with extensive experience in portfolio, program, and project management as well as enterprise risk management. He has authored and contributed to several books on project management, including Federal Statements of Work: A Practical Guide, The 77 Deadly Sins of Project Management, and the Field Guide to Project Management, Second Edition. He is the past president and chair of the Atlanta PMI® chapter, a member of the PMP® exam development committee, and founding chair of the PMI® government specific interest group.

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Michael G. Martin, PMP, is an internationally recognized consultant, speaker, and trainer with extensive experience in portfolio, program, and project management. He is the past president and chair of the Atlanta PMI® chapter, a member of the PMP® exam development committee, and founding chair of the PMI® government specific interest group.

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