Clear SOW and PWS lead to visible results.
Do your statements of work blur your requirements? A clear SOW or Performance Work Statement ensures that you get what you want. This means contractors interpret your writing exactly as you intended. Yet in many organizations, these essential contract documents are full of ambiguities, jargon, and buzz words. They are hard to read, even harder to perform, which can mean budget-busting change orders.
Bob McCord shows your specialists how to develop clear SOWs/PWS from four points of view: writer, project manager, contracting officer, and contractor. Here's how:
Plan and organize so the SOW is complete
Save time. Unclear instructions, working relationships, and parts specifications forced Boeing to deliver its 787 airplanes to some customers three years late.
Reduce loss to faulty specs. A court ruled that a company had to pay its vendor $120,000 in added costs to comply with the buyer's unclear, hard-to-perform requirement.
Bob has conducted programs for the States of California, Florida, and Texas; Department of Justice, the Boeing Company, Rockwell Collins, KBR, Los Angeles County, UPS, Navajo Nation, among many other organizations.