Program Management Training

Writing Statements of Work: The Heart of Any Contract


Individual contributor (specialist – expert) and select front line leaders

  • Onsite Instructor-led
  • Virtual instructor-led

Writing Statements of Work: The Heart of Any Contract provides the essential information participants will need to write well detailed Statements of Work or Scope of Work (SOW) in contracts; including basic contract management concepts to develop and administer consistently effective SOWs. The skills learned in this practical course can be applied immediately by anyone involved in consistently writing, negotiating, awarding, administering, or overseeing implementation of quality SOWs.

Learning objectives

  • Identify common errors found in inappropriate, confusing or misconstrued narratives. 
  • Employ easy techniques and “best practice” methods that will maintain high quality in your SOW documents. 
  • Recognize what a “breach of contract” entails. 
  • Assist others in critiquing SOWs for quality, clarity and completeness. 
  • Utilize information on how the courts historically interpret disputes in contract language according to long-standing principles.


  • Procurement business case development
  • Project management
  • Contract writing skills


  • Onsite instructor-led: 3 days - 18
  • Virtual instructor-led: 3 days - 18