What is the Scope of Work (SOW)?

A successful project requires clear objectives and boundaries to succeed. This article focuses on the idea of a “scope of work” and explains how a well-designed scope of work can help create the needed boundaries to succeed.

Your Scope of Work should include:

  • A complete asset inventory
  • Service matrix data
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Relevant and necessary processes, measures and procedures
  • Expressly defined staff roles and a detailed summary of each role’s individual responsibilities
  • The price of the structure as a whole, each relevant part’s cost, and service cost estimates over each asset’s life cycle
  • All relevant budgetary information, plans for investments, capital repairs or replacement data, and facility management service requirements

Defining and Documenting Project Scope

Clearly defining your project’s goal at the very beginning—and controlling the scope of the project throughout the entire planning process is vital to ensure your project becomes a success

While crafting your Scope of Work, ask yourself these questions:

  • What demands will we need to meet?
  • How can we expand service line opportunities?
  • How can we improve FM infrastructure?
  • What data should be measured, how do we measure it, and how do we communicate it to all relevant parties?

Clearly fleshing out your project’s scope at the outset can safeguard you from project delays and headaches down the road. Make sure everyone in every step of the process clearly understands their individual role, and the roles of all other stakeholders.

Cost/Price Structuring

There are countless ways you can create a project price structure. A few examples are:

  • Open book and fixed margin
  • Fixed price per operation
  • Fixed price per man/hour for different qualifications, with a fixed price for materials

Want to know more about Scope of Work and how it can help you get to project success? Call MaintenX today!