One of the clearest signs of a strong, mature Agile culture in a software development organization is the degree of Agile in the contractual agreements with its clients -- and viceversa.
However, there is often so much resistance that, apparently, just the mere thought of an Agile contract defeats the envisioning capacity of many organizations.
There are of course solid reasons for this, but the three questions we'll try to answer in this session are: are these reasons so solid, after all?; are there alternatives?; and are there ways to make these alternatives more appealing for all parties involved?
With these questions in mind, we'll explore the nature of our traditional contractual forms and the culture they come from, in different situtations; we'll see which is our responsibility in making and signing these contracts; we'll see some real-life alternatives; and finally, we'll discuss practical way for facilitating a transition to a more modern approaches to this subject.