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Thursday, August 8 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Flexible Contracts (Gabrielle Benefield, Ryan Shriver)

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In this step by step tutorial, presented by Agile and Lean practitioner Gabrielle Benefield, we will look at the parts of existing contracts that are no longer helpful and how they fail to enable today’s flexible software development practices.

One of the greatest problems in software, is effectively understanding what the customer needs, and translating this into a form that the team can deliver. This tutorial gives practical guidance to help the customers speak effectively to the development teams, with a contract that helps increase this bridge to communication, instead of creating another barrier.

We will show you how to create great contracts from the ground up that will effectively support your work and create happier customers and happier suppliers.

### Topics include:


* Why traditional contracts increase risk, waste and cost
* The benefits of flexible contracting and how this works.

**How to create a flexible contract**

* The main framework agreement
* Statements of work beneath the framework
* Different charging models, pros, cons and recommendations

**Planning and managing the process**

* How to build an incremental contract release plan
* Effective contract metrics
* Choosing which contract metrics to use for different customers
* How to build the contract model based on the metrics chosen
* How to track and measure progress during development

*Templates and examples will be made available during the session*

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Gabrielle Benefield

CEO, Evolve Beyond
I want to help people build great products that are beautifully designed. I believe in Outcomes over Outputs and being highly adaptive.
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Ryan Shriver

Enterprise Technology Director, Dominion Digital
Passionate about helping teams deliver better outcomes, not just more output.

Thursday August 8, 2013 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT
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