Writing Performance-Based Statements of Work Training

Course Summary

If you’re in the project management business, either as a contractor, project manager, or procurement professional, you probably write or contribute to writing statements of work (SOWs). This one-day seminar will teach you how to write performance-based SOWs that will ensure your customer’s needs are met while allowing for the flexibility that enables contractors to use the best techniques to deliver optimal project value.  


Statement of Work Skills You'll Gain

Understand how the SOW affects the products or services you purchase

Understand contractor selection processes

Understand the different types of SOWs

How to clearly define the work

How to write requirements that state WHAT but not HOW

How to define expected performance

Familiarity with procurement terminology

How We Teach Writing Performance-Based SOWs

Simply put, this one-day writing performance-based statements of work course is intense. We cover a lot of ground, so bring your focus and expect to be challenged.


Who Would Benefit From Learning How to Write Performance-Based SOWs

Anyone who is involved with writing or approving project statements of work, including the business requirements that define the scope, will benefit from this course. In this class we often teach folks in the following job roles:

  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Program Manager
  • System Engineer
  • Marketing Professional
  • Procurement Professional

Frequently asked questions

We offer our writing performance-based statement of work course both as an in-person seminar and online instructor-led classes. No matter how the class is delivered, we use a variety of hands-on activities and student collaboration and discussion to really explore the material and get the most from the class time.

We sometimes offer public classes at pre-scheduled times and places. We also offer private writing performance-based statement of work classes for your organization’s unique training needs. Because our trainers are also practicing consultants, we often try to schedule classes 6 weeks out. If you require more urgent training needs, please give us a call.

Our classes and hands-on activities are designed to be readily applicable to people in different kinds of organizations, industries, and roles. But if you need something more customized, let’s talk and figure out what you need and how we can best help.

We are not currently certified PMI or IIBA training partners, but our writing performance-based statements of work class DOES count towards your PDU/CDU requirements. Once the training has been completed we’ll provide you with the information you need to apply them.

Because our classes are intended to be interactive, we do not offer a self-paced online option at this time. All of our classes are led by professional consultants with years of experience writing performance-based statements of work for a variety of clients.

All of our trainers are senior consultants who actively work on client projects. They bring their real-world, current experiences, and stories to the classroom to make our classes more relevant and exciting!