As Agile Software Development practices become more and more popular both customers and suppliers are looking to find ways to have more agile contracts. Contracts that reflect and exploit the benefits of an agile way-of-working on both sides of the relationship.
This hands-on workshop introduces and applies a number of simple but powerful tools to enable customers and suppliers to establish effective contracts that reflect their level of agility without constraining or compromising that of their partners.
The agile contracting mind-set
Who’s affected and how they need to change their thinking The three dimensions of agile contracts
Placing orders – what you buy and how you buy it
- Constraints and Targets – what’s fixed and what’s variable
- Collaboration, Governance and Payments – working together, tracking progress and releasing funds
- Contracting models and their applicability
Get hands on with a dozen or more specific contracting models
Governance and staged payments From the customer-side how to monitor and reward the work of your suppliers From the supplier-side how to adjust and adapt to change on the customer side and release funds without waterfall milestones
Impediments to agile contracts and how to overcome them