Agile Contracts

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Many organisations prefer Agile product development over traditional methods but grapple with the contractual complexities of assuring customers of value for money while their own commercial team has to protect the organisation against potential commercial risks.
For years, Agile Auckland members have questioned how best to contract for Agile work.

There are two sides to this dilemma:
As a customer, how do you take advantage of the enormous value that Agile brings to product development without exposing yourself to budget blowouts? As a vendor, how do you deliver the best of what your collective capability can offer your customers, without exposing yourself to risk of margin blowouts with constant changes to what’s expected?
Edwin Lim will help us navigate this ‘opportunity meets risk’ landscape at our next Agile Meetup on 25th July.
Bring your commercial team along to this must-attend talk.

Edwin is a partner at Hudson Gavin Martin, a boutique technology, media and intellectual property law firm. Edwin’s main areas of practice are technology and IP development, commercialisation, protection and procurement. Edwin has worked with businesses across various industry sectors (both customers and vendors), from start-ups right through to multinationals. In addition to his law degree, he has a degree majoring in Information Systems, so understands the technical, business and legal issues involved in technology projects. Edwin is a committee member of the New Zealand Software Association, the Auckland District Law Society Technology Law Committee, and is the Secretary of the NZ Middle East Business Council.