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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Agile/Scrum and fixed bid projects

imageEver wondered how the Scrum/Agile models deal with fixed bid projects prevalent in the off shoring model? How would the Agile ideals like "accommodate change as the project progresses" and/or "Adaptive Planning" be made possible?

Here are some interesting snippets from the suggested contract terms. I am copying these from one of the discussion forums. Thought you would be interested…

· 3.1.1 Vendor will demo potentially shippable software to Customer every 30 days. There will be no additional charge for this. (Alternate version: we will charge you for this)

· 3.1.2 Customer can replace any requirements that Vendor hasn’t yet started working on with one or more of equal total size (in the estimate of Vendor) at any time. There will be no additional charge for this. (Alternate version: we will charge you for this)

· 3.1.3 Customer may request interim releases at any time, and will be charged an agreed-upon time and materials cost. (Alternate version: we will charge you time and materials + for this)

· 3.1.4 If Customer’s business goals are satisfied early, Customer may terminate contract early for N% of the remaining unbilled contracted amount.

Thanks to my PM Akki for sharing me this information.

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