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eBook Delivering Project Excellence With the Statement of Work ePub

by Michael G. Martin

  • ISBN: 1567261132
  • Category: Management and Leadership
  • Subcategory: Perfomance and Work
  • Author: Michael G. Martin
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Management Concepts Inc (October 1, 2002)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1834 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1369 kb
  • Other: docx doc azw mbr
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 232

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lt;B Michael G. Martin, PMP, is an internationally recognized consultant, speaker, and trainer with extensive . An excellent text which has aided me in the development of statements of work for my current employment. An excellent reference guide.

lt;B 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.

Use the Statement of Work to Ensure Your Project's Success!Delivering .

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Michael G. Martin, PMP, is an internationally recognized consultant, speaker, trainer, and . Martin, PMP, is an internationally recognized consultant, speaker, trainer, and author with extensive experience in portfolio, program, and project management as well as enterprise risk management. He is the past President and Chair of the Atlanta PMI® Chapter, former member of the PMP® exam development committee, and Founding Chair of the PMI® Government Specific Interest Group.

Coauthors & Alternates.

Delivering Project Excellence with the Statement of Work: ISBN 9781567262575 (978-1-56726-257-5) Hardcover, Management Concepts, 2010. Federal Statements of Work: A Practical Guide. Coauthors & Alternates. Learn More at LibraryThing.

A Statement of Work sets out what you are actually going to do - It’s the What. What you will do as part of the work - Your roles and responsibilities in producing the deliverable and working with the client. What you won’t do as part of the work - What is outside scope. What should be in an SoW? There are a few areas any SoW should cover: High-level description - A high-level view of what the project is and what is being covered. He is the past President and Chair of the Atlanta PMI Chapter, former member of the PMP exam development committee, and Founding Chair of the PMI Government Specific Interest Group. How to Write a Statement of Work.

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This volume offers practical guidance on writing and preparing a description of government requirements, whether the document used is a statement of work (SOW), a performance work statement (PWS), or a statement of objectives (SOO). This description specifies exactly what good and services are being purchased, including their quality, requirements, quantity, and schedule for delivery, and also defines the relationship between the government and the contractor. Execution Excellence.

A statement of work (SoW) is a document routinely employed in the field of project management. It is referred to as the narrative description of a project's work requirement

A statement of work (SoW) is a document routinely employed in the field of project management. It is referred to as the narrative description of a project's work requirement. It defines project-specific activities, deliverables and timelines for a vendor providing services to the client. The SOW typically also includes detailed requirements and pricing, with standard regulatory and governance terms and conditions

"This book has remarkable value in providing key project stakeholders with an authoritative, informative source for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the management of successful projects."---Dr. David I. Cleland, Professor Emeritus School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh"Mike's great experience and expertise brightly shine through in this highly credible, must-read book. The new information and updates in this second edition greatly enhance its value."---Neal Whitten, PMP, The Neal Whitten Group"In this dynamic book, Mike insightfully describes the importance of the culture change needed to achieve excellence using the `Tiger Team' approach. This book is a must read!"---Al Zeitoun, PhD, PMP, Program Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton Past Director, PMI Board of DirectorsDelivering 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 a 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.This new edition also addresses project management issues related to the federal government, including updated Federal Acquisition Regulation guidance on drafting a quality SOW. New examples of SOWs from a variety of business environments provide lessons learned and the hands-on guidance you need to deliver excellence on your project!

Comments

Mananara Mananara
Honestly, I had some reservations about this book after seeing the reviews on Amazon - and justifiably so. The book starts off with some really bizarre references to the Christian Bible. I'm not joking - using biblical instructions for an ark as an example of a specification, and claiming that this kind of work existed "thousands of years ago" is offensive to me in so many ways. If we're going with fiction --- I would have had more of a laugh out of using the example of the 18-inch tall Stonehenge stage props from "This is Spinal Tap" as an example of why it's important to have clear instructions in a SOW.

There is a LOT of soapboxing and lecturing throughout -- especially the first 3 chapters. However, around chapter 4, the author starts getting into some useful information.

Despite my experience - I learned a LOT of things, especially what a "TIGER" team actually is and how it is supposed to function. I learned that there are PSOWs and CSOWs, and how/when to use them. I learned about the difference in who prepares an SOW in a noncompetitive vs competitive bidding situation. In fact - there are some really great tips about writing style in SOWs and work writing style -- the author has included some quite handy charts.

Some of the other handy charts are RFP review checklist, for example. There are also some SOW examples in the appendix (like the last 50 pages of the book) that have instructional commentary throughout.

Most importantly - this book helped explain a lot about the SOW usage and process that was not explained to me when I got my first Sr PM job in an agency on a retainer client account. I learned how to use their SOW format but the background about why and how were never shared. This is a great book for project managers at any stage.
Gindian Gindian
Mr. Martin did a magnificent job explaining what an SOW is and when it should be created. He also explains in detail the creation of an SOW and how it applies to the government and private business sectors. If you are familiar with SOW's you can skip Chapters 1-3 and dive into Chapter 4. I strongly recommend Chapter 5-7.

Chapter 1: Defining the Statement of Work

Historical Perspective on the SOW

Industry Standard Definition of the SOW

Definition of the SOW in the New Economy

Chapter 2: The Importance of the SOW in Managing Projects

Reasons for Having a SOW

Benefits of the SOW

Chapter 3: When to Do an SOW

Consequences of Lack of Guidance for the Private Sector

When an SOW Should Be Done

Types of SOW's and When They Apply

Chapter 4: Who Should Develop the SOW

Building the TIGER Team

Building the Cone of Cohesion

Chapter 5: Building the SOW foundation

Performing Due Diligence

Building the WBS

Chapter 6: Framing the SOW

Developing the SOW Framework

Structure of the Baseline SOW framework

Chapter 7: Finalizing the SOW

Drafting a Quality SOW

Role of the SOW in Pricing the Project

Reviewing the SOW

Role of the SOW in the Contract

Chapter 8: Sample SOW's

(this chapter breaks down the examples included on the CD)

Chapter 9: Managing Change to the SOW

The importance of Managing Change

Identifying When a Change Occurs

Factors to Consider in Managing Changes to the Project

Tools for Managing Change to the Project

Chapter 10: Selling the Importance and Benefits of the SOW

I would have preferred a variety of SOWS on the included CD giving examples of different types of projects. The templates that are included on CD were helpful. I was able to immediately use the template for one of my projects. I was very satisfied with my purchase.
Naa Naa
If you're going to pay full price for a book, it would be best to get it from a different source. The other reviews discuss the contents of the book-- well organized, clear and concise. The problem is that the book SHOULD come with a free CD with templates and stuff, but neither the copy I bought originally, nor the replacement I bought had the CD. Amazon Customer Service told me that they had no notes of the book having a CD with it. Get it from somewhere else.
Truthcliff Truthcliff
Although most SOW's are driven by Information Technology demands and needs, concepts of developing an SOW for any kind of project are very well discussed and amplified in this book. Recommended for anyone in any line of business on how to define, scope, and ensure they deliver objectives on-time and on-budget.
Adaly Adaly
Unfortunately, this book was only available in hardcover. It is a decent book in that it does what it is suppose to do as a textbook. Wish it had more examples of what certain items were though. I liked the Project Management by Gary Heerkens better.
Grarana Grarana
An excellent text which has aided me in the development of statements of work for my current employment. An excellent reference guide.
Agantrius Agantrius
Fast shipping and good quality!
Bought this book and read it, then ordered a dozen or so to give to friends as thank you's. Great book that every Project and Program Manager should have in their professional collection. If you write Statement of Works, or if you develop project plans from Statement of Works, this book is a must have!!!