Depending on the nature and volume of the service being provided from supplier to buyer, the buyer will need to engage workers to actually carry out the tasks and activities related to the service deliverables. But the buyer does not assign individual workers to the SOW. Instead, the buyer assigns worker roles to the SOW, and the supplier then assigns the workers to those roles.
For instance, Mavis, the Director of Network Engineering for WorkingNet, determined that a Project Lead Manager and several Network Engineers and Associate Network Engineers would be required to deliver services for WorkingNet’s headquarters expansion. She added those roles to the SOW, then reCrewIT, the supplier, assigned appropriate workers to those roles.
Roles are used for reporting purposes and help ensure the worker’s rate is accurate.
Administrators can create and maintain a list of SOW Worker Roles for use on statements of work.
SOW Worker Roles allow SOW creators to specify certain types of workers that are required for a project.