Insights on Agile Contracting: Bridging Theory and Practice

Bert de Brock, Konstantinos Tsilionis, Aleksis Mogilnijs

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Abstract

Agile software development, characterized by customer collaboration, evolving requirements, and value-driven features, poses certain challenges in setting up an efficient contracting process at the start of the development project. Despite the increasing number of organizations transitioning to the agile way of commissioning software, there is still lack of comprehensive research in effective contracting practices between clients and developers. In response, this paper presents the findings of a literature review in terms of identifying prevalent contracting practices for agile software projects. Such literature findings are then compared and contrasted to practitioners experiences in the field where concrete suggestions are given. Finally, we sketch how a coherent agile contract could look like.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShort Paper Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Agile Methods for Information Systems Engineering (Agil-ISE 2024) co-located with the 36th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2024)
EditorsPalash Bera, Yves Wautelet, Geert Poels
PublisherCEUR-WS.org
Pages18-26
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2024
EventThird International Workshop on Agile Methods for Information Systems Engineering (Agil-ISE 2024)
co-located with the 36th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2024)
- Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 3 Jun 20243 Jun 2024

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume3690
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073

Conference

ConferenceThird International Workshop on Agile Methods for Information Systems Engineering (Agil-ISE 2024)
co-located with the 36th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2024)
Country/TerritoryCyprus
CityLimassol
Period3/06/243/06/24

Keywords

  • Agile Contracting
  • Agile Planning
  • Agile Software Development Projects
  • Changing Requirements
  • Customer Collaboration
  • Flexible Contracts
  • Literature Review
  • Practitioners’ Perception
  • Risks
  • Trust
  • Understanding Agility

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