Connect with us

Executive Voice

How To Improve Your Statement Of Work With Natalie Cutajar

girl wearing grey long-sleeved shirt using MacBook Pro on brown wooden table
Natalie Cutajar

Improving your statement of work can have notable benefits for your business and can ensure that the scope of work and also the final delivery is clear. Natalie Cutajar is an experienced Implementation Consultant, who graduated from St. Philomena’s High School and has demonstrated a history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. Natalie is skilled in Screening, Management, PeopleSoft, Interviewing, and Payroll and she has a strong background in information technology. Today we sit down with Natalie to discuss How To Improve Your Statement Of Work. Here are some tips to improve it and in turn reap the rewards for doing so.

Understand The Statement Of Work’s Purpose

Statements of work are common throughout most fields of industry. These documents define projects and contracts and aid in their management. The statement of work is not official but helps ease the execution of a contract by bringing the client (government contractor or buyer) into agreement about the scope of the contract with the vendor (contractor) before signing.

There are many parts of the statement. These are the most common:

  • Project objectives
  • Work scope definitions
  • Work delivery timeline
  • List of project tasks
  • Details of the required payment schedule
  • Outcome expectations agreed on
  • Terms and conditions
  • Additional requirements from both parties

A well-written statement of work can be used as a guide for developing a Master Services Agreement (MSA) or a Request for Proposal (RFP).

Clear language is vital

Once the terms and conditions have been discussed by both parties, it is time to submit a statement of work. The guidelines should be clearly laid out once the definition of what success looks like. Clear and concise language is of the utmost importance.

This goal is achieved by using nouns and verbs and by writing in the active voice. Vague or imprecise terms should be avoided because they are open to different interpretations. Future conflict can be avoided when clarity is built into your document.

Natalie Cutajar

Photo Credit: Natalie Cutajar

Use High Levels Of Precision To Detail Your Scope Of Work Definition

The scope of work outlines costs, timelines, goals, deliverables, and guidelines. By using Tracktime24 you can develop an accurate plan. A clear explanation of how each of these items will be achieved by the vendor must be laid out. To reach this goal, each task must be explicitly defined. List each task in the document and explain the steps toward successful completion.

Read Also: How Financial Literacy Can Help People Escape Their Circumstances: How Latrell Goss Dedicated His Life To Helping Others Achieve Financial Literacy

Careful definition of the scope of work not only helps to achieve goals, it also protects the contractor from having to do additional work without additional compensation. This additional unpaid work is known as project creep. It costs contractors additional money and puts buyers at a disadvantage since their work may not be completed promptly due to excessive unforeseen extra work. Definitions and detailed plans of action work protect both the buyer and the seller.

Proofread Your Statement Of Work Before Submitting

To put your best foot forward, be sure to check for grammar mistakes and spelling errors before submitting your work. This is an essential step for any type of written document which should be your standard practice. Improper punctuation or the selection of incorrect words can change the meaning of your document. When meaning isn’t clear, problems can rear their ugly head when misunderstandings occur.

Alexa Josh is a serial entrepreneur who has founded multiple successful businesses in the field of writing, marketing, design, software development, and more. Ever since graduating from the University of Mumbai, writing has become her thing that she passionately engages in daily.

Advertisement Become A Crypto Expert

Join Disrupt Magazine

Become A Disrupt Contributor

Most Disruptive

Entrepreneurship7 months ago

Navy Veteran Davis Chris Takes the Music Industry by storm

In life, you need to break down anything that might be holding you back and change course if need be...

Entrepreneurship7 months ago

5 Disruptive Leaders Paving the Way in 2021

Where there is uncertainty, lies a whirlwind of opportunity. 2020 was the year that had entrepreneurs learn a great deal...

Politics1 year ago

Brock Pierce Wants To Disrupt The Two Party System And Be Your Next President

We don’t usually cover politics much here at Disrupt, but when Crypto billionaire and friend of the show, Brock Pierce...

Business1 year ago

John Mcafee – Predictions For The Future

John McAfee is a world-famous tech CEO, computer scientist, civil disobedience activist, privacy advocate, and pioneer of the commercial anti-virus...

Finance1 year ago

Gaby Wall Street – Teaching Latinas to Thrive During The Crisis

It’s no secret we are facing one of the most challenging financial times of the last few decades as we...

Entrepreneurship1 year ago

Tony Delgado – The #1 Entrepreneurship Movement In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican online market is in constant progress. With many entrepreneurs who are coming here to start a business, it...

Entrepreneurship2 years ago

Elena Cardone – The 10X Ladies Conference Is Declaring 2020 The Decade For Women

The next ten years are meant for women to continue growing their potential and succeeding in multiple areas, including business....

Marketing2 years ago

How Josh Elizetxe Built Snow Into a $40 Million Dollar Business

There is nothing quite like an entrepreneur’s determination when starting a business. That’s my original quote by the way (pun...

Entrepreneurship2 years ago

How Jason Capital Became A Self Made Millionaire By 24

Have you ever wanted to earn the respect of everyone who ever looked down on you at some point in...

Entrepreneurship2 years ago

Sam Bakhtiar On His Way To A Quarter Billion

Dr. Saman Bakhtiar, who prefers being referred as Sam, lives in an 8200 square foot $5.2 million house, Sam is...


Copyright © 2020 Disrupt ™ Magazine - Disrupt is a Minority Owned Privately Held Company

Disrupt ™ is the voice of Latino entrepreneurs around the world. We are part of a global movement to increase diversity in the technology industry and we are focused on using entrepreneurship to grow new economies in underserved communities around the world. We enable millennials to become what they want to become in life by learning new skills and leveraging the power of the digital economy. We are living proof that all you need to succeed in this new economy is a landing page and a dream. Disrupt tells the stories of the world top entrepreneurs, developers, creators, and digital marketers and help empower them to teach others the skills they used to grow their careers, chase their passions and create financial freedom for themselves, their families, and their lives, all while living out their true purpose. We recognize the fact that most young people are opting to skip college in exchange for entrepreneurship and real-life experience. This Podcast was designed to give them a taste of that.