Contracting for Agile Projects

Contract and Agile ? Doesn’t really sound correct, right ?

However, there is no escape from contracts in the service industry where we deliver projects for clients. In this context, the intent of this talk is to describe the limitations of traditional contracts and how contracts for Agile projects need to be different from the traditional contracts.

Overall the talk will emphasize on the key principles of Agile contracting and what are the points that need to be considered when penning down contracts in Agile projects.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

5 mins: Introduction (Speaker and Topic)

10 mins: Limitations of Traditional contracts à The points discussed here will be to emphasize how traditional contracts are way off when we compare these to the Agile Manifesto and Principles which are really the crux of Agile.

15 mins: Principles of Agile contracting and a deep dive into some methods that can be incorporated into Agile contracting such as “Bill for Value Delivery”, “Money for nothing”, etc.

10 mins: Hands on exercise to decide which can be the Best contract for Agile.

5 mins: Conclusion and any Q&A

Learning Outcome

The key learning for the participants of this workshop is that they will be able to review contracts for Agile projects which will be more inline with Agile principles. The participants will also be able to propose changes to contracts that are written for projects to be executed in Agile manner and also influence the customer to understand the benefits of applying these different principles in Agile contracts.

Target Audience

Agile Practioners, Agile coaches, Project/Program Managers, Pre Sales Management

Prerequisite

A basic knowledge of Agile, types of costing models (T&M, FP) is expected

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