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6 tips to start with Scrum and Agile on big multi-million $ projects (part 2 of 2)

 pmScum BlogpostLast week we posted part 1 of this testimonial.
Read that first to get a good introduction. We already covered:

1. Identify the product owner
2. Assemble the product backlog
3. Identify the team (or teams in our case)

6 tips to start with Scrum and Agile on big multi-million $ projects (part 1)

pmScum BlogpostWe have a new customer  - with about +/- 10.000 employees - that wants to validate Scrum as an alternative to the traditional approach.

Our advise: 'Start with a pilot project to discover how this can be done'. Our question: 'What are the organizational impediments potentially hindering the roll-out of Scrum?'

The benefits of outsourced Scrum projects

pmScum BlogpostThis post is the third and final post in a series of three about Scrum in offshore projects.

In the first post, we explained some of our experiences in setting up a Scrum project with an off-shore team. 
The 
second post detailed how to setup contractual agreements with suppliers in an off-shore Scrum project.

In this post we explain our view on why combining Scrum with off-shoring can be beneficial for your project.

What do you need to know to set up a contractual agreement for an outsourced Scrum project?

pmScum BlogpostThis post is the second post in a series of three about Scrum in off-shore projects.

In the previous postwe explained some of our experiences in setting up a Scrum project with an off-shore team. In this post, we explain the contractual implications. 

The next hurdle to take is to define the type of contract with off-shores. This is always a difficult exercise. You need a right balance of risk distribution between customer and supplier. Often you will have to go with fixed price agreements. There are two main options (both with pro’s and con’s):