Re: [scrumdevelopment] SCRUM with Fixed Price Contracts
- On Saturday, July 1, 2006, at 5:15:38 AM, Vickydhiman wrote:
> Is it possible to run SCRUM with fixed price contracts especiallyI'm curious: How do you do fixed price contracts now, that doesn't
> custom projects? For instance, lets say you need to make a program
> to communicate between two satellites. And client is big company -
> say NASA. They would only entertain fixed price estimates but are
> happy to run the project with SCRUM. Now in order to give a good
> estimate, I need all requirements defined to sufficient level of
> detail - along with complexity/ third party components price/
> resource chart etc. That goes against Big Design Up Front [or is
> it different?] of Agile/ SCRUM? Without this, I cant estimate
> amount of work using any method.
> If I leave things to chance at a later stage then I might keep discovering the devil in detail
> far too late, far too often [every sprint] and my estimate is going to shot way over.
> How can this be handled?
"leave things to chance"? Do you actually have all the requirements
up front? Given whatever you get, how do you estimate now?
This is how I develop software.
Take the parts that make sense to you.
Ignore the rest.
- On 5 Jul 2006, at 16:33, Vickydhiman wrote:
> Hello Sammy:[snip]
> Developers create the estimates based on specifications done by
> Analysts. For most cases, estimates already exists and are pulled
> from the database.
How accurate are the estimates pulled from the database? What happens
when they're wrong?
Who decides that the developer has met the analysts spec?