Writing Scope Statements & Procurement Statements of Work (SOW)

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Event Date
Start At : Monday, June 6, 2011 - 9:00am
End At : Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 5:00pm

Writing Scope Statements & Procurement Statements of Work (SOW)

Advanced Project Management Training Seminar
Presented by Northern Virginia Community College Workforce Development
A PMIWDC Strategic Partner

Please register early if you would like to attend.
This seminar series is extremely popular, and often sells out many weeks in advance.

14 PDUs for Certified PMs


This seminar provides 14 PDUs for certified PMs.

Dates and Location

Monday and Tuesday, June 6 and 7, 2011
Course Length: 14 hours – 2 class days from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Providing 14 PDUs

NOVA Community College
Reston 2 Center, Room 307
1831 Wiehle Ave
Reston, Virginia 20190

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Registration and Costs

$585.00 per person

Register online or by phone at calling 703-450-2551. Reference course code BUSC 1636 70L

About the Course

“To do or not to do” – It all flows from the scope statement through the procurement statements of work! Project and program managers are responsible for accomplishing objectives in support of organizational goals. In order to be successful, they must rely on stakeholders - both internal and external to the organization - to establish and then to achieve project and program goals. To clarify and refine these goals, the PMs must identify all the stakeholder groups and establish effective communication channels with them. In this seminar, participants will learn to craft Scope Statements that clearly define objectives and success criteria to ensure customer acceptance. Participants will use these foundational statements as guidance in creating thorough and appropriate Statements of Work (SOWs) to procure needed product and/or service deliverables. Applying similar principles from creating the Scope Statement, a well-crafted procurement SOW increases their chances of getting exactly what they need from contractors, leading to project and program success.

At the conclusion of this two-day seminar, through lecture, discussion, and case studies, the participants will have gained skills to:

  • Recognize the importance of identifying Stakeholders and ensuring timely and appropriate Stakeholder communications throughout a project or program
  • Recognize the elements of well-defined program and project Scope Statements
  • Develop a project Scope Statement, based on a scenario and Project Charter
  • Translate Scope Statements into procurement needs
  • Recognize the variety of work statements that may be required by identified procurement needs
  • Recognize the elements of well-defined Statements of Work (SOWs) and other types of procurement needs statements
  • Recognize the variety of supplier relationships and the impact of establishing appropriate supplier relationships on accomplishing project and program goals
  • Develop a procurement Statement of Work (SOW), based on a Project Scope Statement

About the Instructors

Michael R. Van Dyke, PMP, CEO, Serengeti Enterprises

After working for 25 years as a project manager for theater, music, and dance productions, Michael R. Van Dyke, PMP, is president of Serengeti Enterprises, Inc. His company provides training, and workforce development services to business teams and individuals. He is a certified coach (NCC) through the Newfield Network and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF). He has been on the faculty at Yale University, Dartmouth College, and Amherst College.

In addition to customized training, Mr. Van Dyke offers open enrollment seminars through the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), including in the Project Management Certificate Program, and has presented several popular courses in the PMIWDC-NOVA educational alliance.

Mr. Van Dyke received a master’s degree from Yale University and was recognized with the Virginia Community College System Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Workforce Trainer/Instructor.

Elizabeth A. McQueen, PMP, President, Process Evolution Group, Inc

Elizabeth A. McQueen, PMP, is the President of Process Evolution Group, Inc. (PEG), a process development, re-engineering and consulting company.

Beginning in the mid ‘90s as a technical documentation librarian at the U.S. headquarters of Ericsson in Dallas, TX, her career has focused on helping both large and small companies to improve their organizational maturity to achieve successful certifications and assessments against international quality standards such as the CMM and CMMI, and various ISO standards.

In the course of Elizabeth’s career as a process improvement project manager, she has been responsible for the development of corporate process assets for all aspects of software, system, and service management projects and programs, including requirements development, deployment, risk management, release management, configuration / change management, internal quality assurance, and metrics reporting, trending, and analysis.

;Elizabeth is active in the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMIWDC), and has served on the Board of Directors since 2009.  As the Vice President of Records Management for the chapter for 2010-2011, she is leading an ongoing effort for the chapter to document its repeatable business processes.  

In addition to teaching in the Project Management Certificate Program for the Continuing Education and Workforce Development branch of Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), Elizabeth is an instructor for the Level I Program Manager certification courses for the Department of Homeland Security through Defense Acquisition University (DAU).

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Advertising, specializing in market research.  She has completed graduate course work in variant statistics, in addition to SEI authorized CMMI for Development, ISO 9001 auditor training, and courses from IBM Rational University.

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