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Agile Contracting at ITechLaw Europe 2011


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Agile Contracting at ITechLaw Europe 2011

  1. 1. Agile Software Development- Contractual Challenges and Solutions Ståle L Hagen, ITechLaw October 20th 2011
  2. 2. SW development contracting• Waterfall • Defined scope • Fixed price• Time & Material • ”Body hire” • Payment for actual time spent• Iterative • Defined Execution model • Target price
  3. 3. ”It’s not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change”Charles Darwin, 1809 - 1882
  4. 4. PS2000 –How it all started• Research program on Project Management 1994 – 2000 • Managed by reseach communities and universities • Sponsored by government agencies and significant businesses • Carried out by academia, public sector and businesses together• And a small project within the program… • …evaluated what went wrong in large SW development projects, • …developed an Execution model based on ”best practices”, and • …built a contract template for iterative SW development on the Execution model The PS2000 contract template has been in use in Norway for more than 10 years - with positive results
  5. 5. PS2000 – Execution model
  6. 6. PS2000 – Key principles• Focus on successful project execution• Visualization of Execution model etc• Balanced flexibility and predictability• Shared commercial risk through Target price• Integrated co-operation• Managed uncertainty
  7. 7. PS2000 – Success factors• Professional and dedicated customer and supplier• Loyalty towards contract principles and Execution model• Openness, trust and respect• Ability to eliminate less important functionality• Selection of the most appropriate supplier
  8. 8. Contact details SIMONSEN Advokatfirma Ståle L Hagen, lawyer / partner +47 934 90 842