A document that lists the goals and objectives of the project
What is a GOAL? Goals should be directed toward a vision and
consistent with the mission of the group. Something the group
wants and expects to accomplish in the future.
What is an OBJECTIVE? Objectives are specific measurable results
expected within a particular time period. Objectives are consistent
with goals. An objective is a clear "milepost" along
the strategically chosen path to the goal.
Never start any work on a project without executing a SOW. Everyone
should understand exactly what the project will achieve and under
what conditions it will be successful. Without this document, the
client will wonder what they are getting, you and your team will
feel out of control, and everyone will not understand what they
are doing or why.
Make sure that your SOW plays a significant role in all meetings
between you and the client. Keep referencing this document as you
work through the semester. If you activities stray from the goals
and objectives, you and your team needs to regroup and reorganize.