One of the Certified Scrum Trainers, Chris Sterling from SolutionsIQ, recently posted a good set of links on Agile Contracts. Hopefully these links will help you understand how to “sell”, set up and execute on agile contracts. Here are the links:
Mary and Tom Poppendieck have great presentations and a workshop on this topic. Here is a URL to a Powerpoint presentation from them:
Also, here is some data from a workshop:
And Alistair Cockburn has a great page on Agile Contracts here:
Martin Fowler has a page on â€œScope Limberingâ€ here:
Hope these help.
Thanks Chris! Here are a couple more links:
Leading Answers – Agile Contracts – blog entry with some good references.
Contracting Agile Projects – by the Cutter Consortium
I’m not an expert on agile contracts myself. I would be interested in hearing from people if they have any stories about actually using (or failing to use) contracts in an agile environment.