How Do You Develop a Technical Statement of Work?
In the media gallery, you will find a template for developing your own technical statement of work. Examples of technical statements of work can be found here and here. In order to develop a technical statement of work, you must first be clear on the scope of your project and the objectives the work is intended to meet. I've also added a technical statement of work example in Bright Hub's Project Management Media Gallery.
Once you have a statement of scope and objectives, you can begin to break down your document into the work that needs to be completed. Your document should list all technical requirements for the work – software programs, machinery, etc. If there are financial requirements, these should be listed as well.
The main section of the technical statement of work will be the section dealing with the work breakdown. This is different from a work breakdown structure. Here, you will provide an overview of the requirements, a list of the work to be completed, and important deliverables and milestones.
Other items you may wish to include in a technical statement of work include a section on risk and what work will need to be done in the advent of a risk actualizing, quality assurance, and product testing. You can either number your technical statement points like an outline, or you can use key letter abbreviations based upon the section headings.