The old way
- A Project Manager requests the SoW.
- A lawyer starts looking for the template. This may take a while if templates aren’t stored in one location.
- The template is sent to the PM.
- The PM describes the work, requirements, instructions, conditions, and acceptance criteria. If they are not formulated clearly or something is missed, there may be misunderstandings in the future.
- After filling in the template, the PM sends it for legal review. While the lawyer reviews, if it turns out that an outdated version of the template was used, the whole process has to restart.
- Once reviewed, the SoW is sent back to the PM.
- The PM sends the contract to a client for sign.
- After it’s signed, it’s returned to Legal where it’s saved on a computer, in a drawer, or somewhere else to keep it “safe” and forgotten about forever.