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Why is the SOW important? What should be included or excluded in a SOW? What is scope creep? How is it managed? Can anyone give me an example of scope creep they have experienced at work?

Why is the SOW important? What should be included or excluded in a SOW? What is scope creep? How is it managed? Can anyone give me an example of scope creep they have experienced at work?

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Why is the SOW important?

http://www.fulbright.co.uk/eas/studyus/postgraduate/statement1.html

http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/IT/PMM/OPTIMIZED/PM2.2%20Project%20Concept%20Project%20Statement.pdf#search='define%20statement%20of%20work'

What should be included or excluded in a SOW?

Scope of Work Describes the work to be done in detail and specifies the hardware and software involved and the exact nature of the work to be done.

Location of Work, Describes where the work is to be performed. Specifies location of hardware and software and where people will meet to perform the work.

Period of Performance, This specifies the allowable time for projects, such as start and finish times, number of hours that can be billed per week or month, where work is to be performed and anything else that relates to scheduling.

Deliverables Schedule, This part lists the specific deliverables, describing what is due and when.
Applicable Standards, Describes any industry specific standards that need to be adhered to in fulfilling the contract.

Acceptance Criteria, This ...

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