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.…
- Identify effective consulting contracting techniques.
- Explain how to evaluate an attorney for legal counsel.
- Compare and contrast different types of major contracts.
- List the major players in a contracting process.
- Define payment terms.
- Define warranties and liability.
- Scope a consulting engagement.
- Describe how to negotiate major contract points.