Agile Contracts – Can we make them possible?

Andrea Provaglio

Talk: 60 minutes


One of the clearest signs of a strong, mature Agile culture in a software development organization is the degree of Agility 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 situations; we’ll see which is our responsibility in making and signing these contracts; we’ll see some real-life alternatives and ways to facilitate a transition to a more modern forms.

Finally, we’ll set aside enough time to share ideas about this subject with the audience.

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Short Bio

Andrea Provaglio is an independent professional in the field of Agile/Lean software development, with 20+ years of experience in three different continents. He helps his clients to develop better products and to create better teams; and he supports individuals and teams who want to improve technically and relationally. Andrea’s clients are from different domains, ranging from large organizations such as the European Commission in Brussels, to small and dynamic IT companies. He currently works in Europe; Andrea also worked for four years in the U.S. on a O-1 visa for “extraordinary abilities in Science”. More information at

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