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Firm Fixed Price does not mean that the customer gets their desired solution for a fixed price. It means the customer agrees to negotiate about the scope and changes later and must pay extra for anything deemed to be excluded from the initial price. FFP can work as long as both customer and service provider understand the rules from the beginning and are ...


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This is not a matter of change request best practices, but a matter of contract negotiation and relationship with the customer. There is a reason why fixed-price contracts for developing software are just a ticking bomb waiting to explode; read for example Is Fixed-Price Software Development Unethical? There are a few things in the question that I want to ...


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I think there is a frame mismatch here, and I don't think the question can be authoritatively answered unless the frames are clarified. My discussion below is very explicitly not to challenge or argue with OP. The way you manage projects is the way you manage projects and should be judged only on how effectively that permits you to close projects. That ...


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There's quite a few options for handling unplanned work during a sprint. As an agile practitioner, you have a number of approaches. Ideally the development team determines what can and can't be done during a sprint. But if an issue raised by the PO is required to be inserted into the sprint then you can : 1/ Absorb it. 2/ Break up affected stories and ...


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IT project could mean a lot of different things and to get the best results it's advisable to stay flexible and take into consideration the kind of work being done and the delivery approach to be used. If there is a significant software development, analytical or data component to your projects then most people will want to avoid completely the kind of ...


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To me, a "work breakdown structure" is: "house plans." In other words, "don't dare try to build a house without them." WBS documents that are set out before the requirements have been "finalized" are working-documents at best ... and, guess what, the word "finalized" might always be malleable. So it goes. ...


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Through a change management process, the WBS and other performance management baseline artifacts can change when change occurs. While many seem to imply that change does not occur if you are not doing Agile, change does occur using other delivery methods. Many sellers of service would develop its WBS prior to work beginning and the work can include ...


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