Clearly specify the conditions under which the project is deemed complete. Being sloppy here is the root of all scope creep and rework. Consider defining specific deliverables, timelines, or approval criteria. Also specify who gets to determine the work is done - you, the client, or through mutual agreement. Terms like "not to be unreasonably withheld" and "in its sole discretion" become powerful tools in this section.
- Clearly define the conditions…under which a project is considered complete.…Being sloppy here is the root of all scope creep and rework.…Consider defining specific deliverables,…timelines, or approval criteria.…Without those descriptions,…it won't be clear when you finish the project.…This means the client can keep asking for more work.…Agree upon who gets to determine when the work is done.…It can be you, the client, or through mutual agreement.…
More often than not, it's the client…who gets to say when your work is complete.…I like terms like not to be unreasonably withheld…and in its sole discretion.…Those can become powerful tools in this section.…At thoughtLEADERS, when we do consulting work,…we say that the client will approve the deliverable…when we think it's done,…and that approval will not be unreasonably withheld.…What that's saying is we both look at it and say,…look, this is done, you can't be unreasonable here.…
The clause of in its sole discretion gives us the power…to determine when a project is complete.…
- Major and minor contracts
- Registering as a supplier
- Setting pricing, payment, and other contract terms
- Insurance requirements
- Defining your project
- Negotiating the contract
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Start the Contracting Process
Register as a supplier2m 31s
2. Understand Contract Elements
3. Define Your Project
4. Negotiate the Contract
Next steps1m 18s
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