Writing an Effective Statement of Work

Educational webinar hosted by DIR staff.

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Location & Hours

Start Time:
Apr 08 2021
10:00 AM
End Time:
Apr 08 2021
12:00 PM
Webinar via Zoom
Writing an Effective Statement of Work for Texas Public Sector (April 2021)

Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 10:00-Noon | Register for Webinar

The Statement of Work (SOW) is a key document that describes all aspects of a project’s work requirements: activities, deliverables, performance expectations, timelines, and more. Developing a well-written SOW is critical towards the success of any project as it forms the foundation for contractual expectations. 

This free educational webinar is for public sector staff involved in IT procurement using DIR contracts.  Experienced staff from DIR’s Chief Procurement Office (CPO) will discuss roles and responsibilities, deliverables, acceptance criteria, service level expectations, and more.


Planning the Statement of Work

  • SOW Defined
  • SOW Lifecycle
  • Project Methodologies (Waterfall and Agile)

Building the Statement of Work

  • Standard Elements
  • Scope, Deliverables
  • Process
  • Sample Components

Managing the Statement of Work

  • Managing Outcomes
  • Monitoring Responsibilities
  • Change Management

DIR Statement of Work Review Requirements

  • Statutory, Threshold, and IT Service Requirements
  • Items for which Review not Required

Statement of Work Submission Process (for State Agencies)

  • Draft vs Final
  • Timelines
  • Posting and Approval

Additional Q&A



Mary Vickery, Contract Procurement Manager, Chief Procurement Office, DIR

Colleen Berkely, Director, Procurement Services, Chief Procurement Office, DIR


  • There is no cost to attend.
  • The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) is hosting and presenting this webinar.
  • The intended audience is any public sector staff interested in the topic.
  • DIR will award up to two hours of continuing education credit. (IRM CPE, contact hour)
  • Texas Comptroller CEH credit (2 units) is available to certified staff who attend the entire session.
  • A recording (with quiz) will be shared on the Texas Comptroller's Continuing Education site.
  • Contact tracy.romero@dir.texas.gov or joy.bryant@dir.texas.gov with any questions.

DIR thanks TASSCC for supporting this and other DIR educational programs.