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Agile Contracting for Internal and External Projects

How can you combine agile development with constraints of contracts and regulations?

International, virtual teams are more and more the rule in software development projects. Customers, suppliers and development partners define their cooperation for a project, work together for a while, then split, then come back together in a different form for a new project. Many projects occur in a strictly regulated environment.

In this open space event for line managers, contract managers, product managers, legal specialists and other people involved with requesting and supplying software development services, Heitor Fihlo, you (the participants) and I will examine the issues and co-create the solutions to your problems and your issues with contracting for agile software development services.

Heitor Roriz Filho is an "agilero". He currently works as an Agile Coach and Trainer in Sao Paulo. He has been dealing with Agile since 2004. He is the founder and Agile Coach of Massimus a company that is focused on APM training and coaching. Has has extensive international experience, having worked for companies like ITAUTEC-PHILCO SA, DaimlerChrysler AG, Fraunhofer Institut, Fundação Paulo Feitoza and FUCAPI.

Heitor and I will be moderating and leading the event. As a preparation, you might want to read my articles 10 Contracts for your next Agile Software Project and Explaining Story Points to Management.

This event will be held in German.

When: June 24, 8.00 to 12.30
Where: SwissICT, Vulkanstrasse 120, 8048 Zürich

More info & registration: Open Space - Agile/Scrum & Verträge mit externen und internen Kunden at the SwissICT


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