trends in contract requirements
- People often cite contractual impediments to Agility. In some circles this is changing. Nowadays you hear about Federal contracts requiring Scrum/Agile while also including contradictory requirements. But I do think things are moving forward.
While not about Scrum, NASA's contract with SpaceX has some interesting lessons, according to
> Friday's by-the-book splashdown in many ways amounted to validation of the lean management style and nimble corporate culture that the 40-year-old Mr. Musk has stressed. Known for pushing engineers hard to solve problems and maintain schedules, the company says it developed Dragon "from a blank sheet [of paper] to its first mission" in four years.--mj
> NASA's hands-off approach with the unmanned capsule focused on achieving clearly defined goals, rather than mandating technical or production steps to get there.
> NASA retained final veto over docking with the space station. And that goal was reached at a small fraction of the time and cost it likely would have taken had the agency used its traditional contracting process.