Contract negotiation · Technology

Does anyone have suggestions on a loose template for Technical Statement of Work?

Alison Childs Co-Founder/CEO of RSVP

February 21st, 2019

I'm a non-technical co-founder outsourcing our MVP to a developer and am crafting the Exhibit A / SOW for our contract. Looking for any rough templates for technical SOWs. Am familiar with design SOWs, not technical and do not want to miss anything. Thanks!

Chris Kirschke Startup geek who loves bringing ideas to reality and market

February 21st, 2019

DM me and I can send you ones that we've used but a couple of best practices:

1. Penalize for missing deadlines and reward for beating them

2. Don't pay for bug fixes

3. Be VERY careful of the overlays (PM, Architect, QA, etc) those hours add up and are usually not necessary if you have a technical co-founder or are one.

4. Make sure you outline YOUR development process if you have one

Joel Garcia CTO with Engineering Team specializing in Enterprise, Mobile, and Blockchain

February 21st, 2019

Sure. I have a boilerplate SOW that I can share. Send me a direct message.

Richard Beck Founder-SoftwareOutsourcingSolution.com

Last updated on March 3rd, 2019

There are a lot more moving parts than a simple SOW....


The contract... and what is missing can break your business.


Attorneys know the law... But, very few know all of the pitfalls with outsourced development.


Since you are non-technical co-founder and funded, I'd highly recommend investing money in hiring someone to be "in your corner" to review everything... and manage the project.


This is an investment that will come back to you... potentially many times over.


If you choose to go it alone as a non-technical co-founder, you simply don't know what you don't know... That can be lethal in business.