We have observed that the following practices often lead to unsatisfactory results:
- Fixed-price, fixed-scope contracts often lead to a slow and expensive learning process, which results in building the wrong thing and diminishing the chances of success. A fixed-price for achieving tangible results is a success pattern.
- Too many vendors. Changing vendors. Projects have an end. Projects have a life cycle.
- Imposing waterfall matrices and terms on an agile delivery
- Contracts treated like a writing-on-the-stone, and not open for change