Regardless of whether you are a Key Account Manager preparing a quote, a Sourcing Manager preparing a tender, or a General Counsel defining standardized contracts, if you want to contract effectively for a Scrum project Qit is helpful if you understand the basics of how Scrum works, and how it is different from classical approaches.
Scrum is a simple, team-based framework for solving complex problems. Although it was initially modeled on successful patterns of developing products before software was a thing, Scrum was created for and is widely used for developing software products. You can use it for other complex endeavors.
Scrum was a founding member of a larger family of methodologies, known collectively as “Agile Frameworks”, which share common values and principles centered around learning, collaboration and purpose. These values are defined in the “Manifesto for Agile Software Development” and specifically reject the mindset of most modern companies, which values predictability, individual accountability and compliance.
Agile companies observe Steve Denning’s three “laws” of Agile: The law of the customer, the law of the network and the law of small teams. These companies are customer-centric, striving to delight the customer; information flows freely through the organization; and small, self-organizing teams solve problems to create value for customers and the company.
Since the contract defines the collaboration between two entities and reflects not just the project goals of the parties involved but also their values and mindset, contracting with an Agile partner will work best if both parties apply the Agile values and principles, and if the contract is compatible with those values and principles.
What are the key differences? Here is what you should know:
About the Development Team
About the Product Owner
About the Scrum Master
About Requirements and Deliverables
About Sprints and Sprint Events
About participating in Events and Activities
The text is excerpted from Ten Contracts For Your Next Agile Project, by Peter Stevens.
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