overview

Key Learning Objectives

  • Appreciate why the scope is the most important part of the contract
  • Gain practical experience writing each part of a scope through worked examples – paying close attention to appropriate structure, clear responsibilities and the right language.
  • Learn how to write up KPIs that will work in practice
  • Explore the financial and non-financial means to drive KPIs
  • Identify how to critique any SOW and KPI, and fix it
  • Critique and improve one of your own scopes and KPIs throughout the course
  • Have your scope and KPIs reviewed for good practice and obtain feedback

About the Course

The scope is one of, if not, the most important documents to form and manage contracts. If it is vague, difficult to use, or overly complex (or overly simplistic), its value is severely compromised – for both parties to a contract.

This course takes you through the high-level issues and solutions down to the detailed ones. First, we examine a dispute to assess the role of the scope and KPIs in allowing two parties to form two completely different views.

We then dedicate a significant portion the course to writing a scope, and related KPIs, that are clear and dispute-proof. We pay close attention to ensuring appropriate structure, clear responsibilities, and the right language. The financial and non-financial means to drive good performance are explored in detail.

Throughout the two days, there are numerous examples of good and bad practice that we compare. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to pass or fail scopes and KPIs in seconds.

Note: You must bring in a scope and KPI that you have written, need to review, or need to manage. We exchange these in the class and analyse them so that you have a much-improved one for the future.

Who Will Benefit

An elective in our contract management CMP series, this practical course is designed to benefit professionals who are responsible for developing or reviewing scopes, SoWs, specifications, and SLAs along with the related performance measures.

Subject matter experts, such as Engineers and technical people, and category managers/specialists will particularly benefit from this program. It has also been popular with members of the legal fraternity who are expanding their contribution beyond the contract terms and conditions.