Getting a Grip on Agile Software Contracts

The premise of Agile software development is incremental change. This means that you could be managing a vendor program or service where you ask for one thing at the beginning of the engagement and the deliverable at the end is significantly different – and you’re okay with that!

The problem with this evolution is that legal departments and auditors hate it – it’s hard to account for a project that is continually changing! As a result, you’re probably struggling to write manageable and auditable performance-based contracts that can accommodate Agile software development. 

We can help. Join us for a webinar that will show you how you can capture flexible contract terms in such a way that they can be accessible by all participants and auditable on demand.

For example, if you’re wrestling with project burndown rates and having problems tracking the productivity of vendors and their performance against SLAs, you are not alone. The major issue we often see is program owners who obsess over how to get a true sense of whether they are a quarter, a third, or 9/10 complete in terms of their project deliverable. They have related issues such as:

  • What’s the best option for harnessing change whilst retaining IT governance?
  • How can I monitor and control multiple development teams, especially if many are 3rd parties?
  • Why is the defect backlog increasing and/or being ignored?
  • What financial incentives/penalties can be best leveraged with vendors?
  • How do I give my development teams the freedom to innovate while keeping a keen eye on the deliverable, timeline, and cost?
  • Where do I stand contractually on all of this?

Don’t worry – you’re going to get some answers. We’ll be covering these issues and a whole lot more in the webinar. Register now to join us on Tuesday, April 21st at 11:30 EST/ 16:30 BST for “Getting a Grip on Agile Software Contracts.”

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