Depending on the needs of the contract, the daily stand-up can possibly be entirely textual. A stand-up post can be created via email, Slack, or another chat app. Regardless of the form that stand-up takes, the content should always include the three main points: the vision summary should also include a summary of the general contract, price, and payment model. It is worth mentioning that the contract is based on the Scrum methodology. This content contains guidelines for contract wording and is intended to serve as a model for the government representative in the development of a Statement of Performance Work (PWS) as part of an Agile BPA. The sample language provided here can be used to clearly describe and communicate the context, goals, and delivery requirements of the intended product/service in accordance with an agile delivery process. Tip: From experience, I would say that this form of contract goes well with Scrum. The customer has control over each sprint. A constructive relationship means that even if problems develop along the way, emotions are right to reach a mutually acceptable solution. Vision Summary: Describes the purpose of the contract and summarizes the scope of work and payment structure. This document is a contract for the following software project: [Project.Name] As a member of the Agile Alliance, [Sender.Company] takes an approach to software development parts from standard processes that you may be familiar with. These processes and methods are designed to foster a healthy and productive relationship between [Client.Company] and [Sender.Company] that leads to mutual benefit and satisfaction. In short, we follow an agile software development process that adheres to the following 12 principles: The Contractor expressly represents and warrants to the Customer that (1) he is not an employee of the Company and should not be construed as such and that his status is that of an independent contractor solely responsible for his actions and omissions; (2) The Contractor is acting exclusively as an independent contractor and not as an employee or vicarious agent of the Client.

Tip: Confirming a sprint contract via email or posting it on the project wiki at the beginning of each sprint is usually a good idea. This creates trust, regardless of the underlying form of the contract. Any additional responsibilities that can be expected from each role must also be listed in the final contract. Both the client and the contractor must be involved in the Scrum process. The active participation of both parties is the basis of the trust that leads the contract to success. Sprints The vision summary clearly describes the scope, vision and business motivation of the contract. It must be written in plain language and follow a vision statement in the style of Geoffrey Moore: it is possible that there is already a list of potential works to be added to the contract. Each existing element must be reviewed and discussed by the team so that everyone fully understands the work involved. If possible, divide large elements into smaller, better-defined elements. Ideally, the role of Scrum Master should be played by someone other than the Product Owner. However, for small teams or small contracts, both roles can be played by a single person. The entire team meets at the beginning of the contract to create an initial list of potential work for the contract.

This list is called a backlog. Each work item in the backlog is simply called an item. Responsible for the completion of the work deliverables for the contract. Takes the vision of the product owner and makes it a reality. The development team is the only role filled by the entrepreneur and can be composed of one or more people. Tip: The Sprint contract can be mentioned in the commercial contract. I`ve found that after a few releases, the commercial contract can wither to a one-sided agreement of time and material, perhaps with a cost cap for the quarter or the next major release. Structure: Each project budget consists of actual costs and benefits. The parties agree in advance on the benefit, e.B $100,000. Regardless of when the project is completed, the contractor will receive the costs incurred plus the agreed benefit. By signing the following, both parties agree to the terms of this Agreement and indicate their intention to advance the Software Development Project immediately.

Backlog: An evolving list of priority items to be completed in the contract. This contract could be a job with a cost cap, although I would be wary of losing the cooperative relationship. Structure: This is not really a commercial contract, but simply the agreement between the product owner and the team for a sprint. The «Money for nothing, changes for free» contract transforms the benefits of Scrum and agile development processes into a competitive advantage. Deliverables: Any work completed under the contract. An accurate estimate of complexity is essential to predict how much work the development team can do in a given sprint. Estimates are likely to start with less accuracy at the beginning of the contract and will gradually become more accurate throughout the duration of the contract. Note: The customer may be incentivized to underestimate the items and the contractor may be encouraged to overestimate the items. The success of the contract depends on the willingness of each party to resist these impulses. However, there may be contract work that does not fit the Scrum-based sprint model. For example, any type of daily or ongoing maintenance that must be performed throughout the term of the contract. For this type of work, a short clause can be added to the Payment section that describes the work and the expected payment.

The work should also be noted under the responsibilities of the development team. Part of this dialog box may include determining the duration of the sprint. Sprints should last between 1 and 4 weeks and usually last the same duration throughout the contract. However, there are various reasons to try different runtimes for sprints. Expect experiences with the duration of the sprint at the beginning of the contract term. Depending on the client, the contractor and the nature of the work, more or less long sprints may be suitable for a particular contract. .