Agile Contracting Best Practices

December 12th, 2019 1pm EST | 10am PST Your Desk!

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Companies are increasingly using Agile application development methods instead of traditional Waterfall. However, third party contracting for Agile projects can prove to be very challenging, as the fundamental premise behind Agile requires fundamental shifts in how you engage with suppliers. This session reviews some of the challenges and best practices when contracting for Agile development.

Key learning objectives:

  • Agile software development can be more effective than Waterfall, but requires significant change in how you engage with suppliers
  • Hybrid approaches to project pricing can be a creative alternative to fixed or variable pricing
  • Agile requires that clients approach roles and responsibilities between client and vendor very differently
  • Be wary of embedded tools that the vendor brings to Agile projects and how they can negatively impact leverage


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Chris Powers

Managing Director

Chris leads the Cloud ERP, Professional Services and Outsourcing Practices at ClearEdge. In this capacity, he provides consulting and talent development services to ClearEdge clients in this complex and fast-growing category of IT spending. Chris brings over 20 years of leadership in sales and delivery of IT services to global clients. He previously served as VP/GM at Atos, Siemens IT Solutions and Services, and ENTEX Information Services, and received his MBA and undergraduate degrees at Babson College.