The concept of ‘agility’ has become quite popular in the development of IT-artefacts and has created interest in the more general project management literature. The process of drafting complex contracts for large IT projects (service as well as software) is often done under time pressure and in several parallel tracks using different competencies. By the use of an illustrative case-study, this paper explores how scrum can be applied to enhance the process of drafting outsourcing contracts. The analysis indicates that the use of an agile method, such as Scrum, can be beneficial in this context with a minimal adjustment and that the elements of roles, processes and artefacts may lead to better coordination and efficiency as well as higher quality. The paper concludes with suggestions for further research and discussion of the findings.
Schlichter, Bjarne Rerup and Storgaard, Kristian Kromann Reumert, "Agile Drafting of IT-Outsourcing Contracts" (2015). MCIS 2015 Proceedings. 33.