PRINCE2 Agile 2016
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28 Creating contracts when using agile

28.1 Traditional contracts

28.2 Primary considerations when structuring an agile contract

28.3 Guidance on how to structure an agile contract

28.4 The role of the supplier in an outcome-based contract

28.5 Summary

Acknowledgements and further research

Many of the fundamental concepts of agile do not sit easily with the way that contracts between a customer and a supplier are typically structured. Agile is a collaboration where a customer and a supplier work together and share risk. A contract is usually an adversarial mechanism which describes ‘legal remedies’ for when things go wrong. Any project using PRINCE2 Agile needs to choose between using existing practices or using a different underlying structure that is more amenable to working in an agile way.

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