Here’s a great article from Bright Hub on how to move from the Waterfall model of project management to Agile:
How do you write a fixed-price contract for a embryonic Agile proposal? It’s not as difficult as some make out but it does involve a change of mindset and a learning exercise for everyone. Clearly defining “done”, estimating stories and understanding velocity is key to getting it right.
Don’t Tie Agile Down
If the whole idea of Agile is that you cannot predict the future, then how can you use it in a fixed-price contracting environment where it is vital to tie down your costs, your time and your scope? Maybe the answer is to look beyond tying Agile down to ill-fitting contract templates and introducing a new structure. Read the whole article.