Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fixed price contracts: Money for nothing, Change for free

Just a tip: If you haven't seen or heard of it already, read this recent blog post by Jeff Sutherland about the concept of "Money for nothing, Change for free" which is his name on the approach of setting up development contracts; Agile Contracts.

I haven't applied this approach myself, but it is really a fascinating topic. I come from the consulting business so I've experienced first-hand the horrible reality of Waterfall classic fixed price contracts. I'd be very interested in trying to apply Agile and Scrum to such a situation...

5 comments:

  1. Gday Richard, If you're interested in agile contracts, why dont you join us here at http://www.openplans.org/projects/agile-contracts/summary Some interesting discussion going on.

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