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Thursday, August 8 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Evolving Agile Contracts Through Validated Learning (Steve Holyer, Nancy Van Schooenderwoert) LIMITED

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A Scrum Master, an Entrepreneur and a Lawyer walked into a bar …

...and said 'Agile Contracting is no joke, we need to use legal contracts and business models to deal with the business world and NOT undermine the spirit of Agile and the future we are trying to create.'

Then we formed a working group to look at real world contracting issues. We wanted to treat real-world examples of agile contracting like experiments and try to validate the effectiveness of contracts across several key dimensions including: collaboration, risk, and pre-contracting activity.

Contract negotiation is your first chance to delight the customer. Successful contracting delights the customer by actually introducing them to and involving them in the agile process. The successful (or delightful?) contract must support that.

Issues with contracts and Agile teams are tightly bound up with their context - with the people, the risks, the trust levels existing between the entities. Rather than try to understand contracting from the top down or from the general to the specific, we are starting with a live ones - real life situations happening now.

This session takes you along as we discuss what happened with our first encounter with a live one, what we discovered and what resulted from our advice and experiments with the contract.

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Steve Holyer

Agile PO Coach and Trainer, engage-results.com
Steve Holyer is a product ownership coach, trainer, facilitator and consultant helping product organisations unleash value and deliver results. Principal consultant at Steve Holyer and Associates in Zurich Switzerland; he is an international speaker and trainer on Scrum and Agile... Read More →
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Nancy Van Schooenderwoert

President, Lean-Agile Partners, Inc.
Nancy was among the first to apply Agile methods to embedded systems development, as an engineer, manager, and consultant. She has led Agile change initiatives beyond software development in safety-critical, highly regulated industries, and teaches modern Agile approaches like Mob... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2013 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
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