Agile Contracting and Procurement Nordic Networking Day 2016 (ACPN), April 28 2016

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Agile Contracting and Procurement Nordic Networking Day 2016 (ACPN), April 28 2016


Join us in Knowledge Sharing of Best Practices in Procurement of Agile IT- Projects with focus on the Public Sector

Agile methods have gained enormous popularity the past years and proven to be an efficient way to deliver IT systems.

However it’s been difficult to gain the benefits of Agile development when procuring IT projects. With this conference we are collecting the best  practices and success cases of Agile procurement. Sharing experiences across the Nordic countries, focusing on the public sector.

  • Learn different ways to choose the best vendor
  • Learn about how to create contracts to support the Agile Procurement process
  • Learn how to make sure you get the solutions needed for success
  • Learn how to create a good long lasting relationship with your provider

Who is this event for?
If you are in any way involved in procuring an IT project, as a Project Manager, Program Manager, CIO:s or as a Legal Expert, then this is the conference for you. You will see examples of successful Agile procurement from the Public and Private sector, learn about how to create contracts to support the process, how to make sure you get what you need, and how to create a good long lasting relationship with your provider.

Cases and Talks

Talk: IT contracts for agile projects

Nicolai Dragsted – Senior legal consultant.
One of Denmarks most experienced lawyers on agile contracts shares thoughts and experiences on how you can build a contract to buy IT-development within an agile paradigm.
CASE: Running a large public IT-program with Agile Procurement

Rikke Halland – IT-Project manager from The Danish Business Authority.
The Danish Business Authority (DBA) decided in 2009 to manage a large modernization program running for 6 years using Agile contracting.

Learn how the contracts and procurement was setup and how the many projects was run and hear learnings from a long journey of using agile methods in the public sector.

Talk: Knowing how to Succeed when Procuring Agile Development

Jesper Thaning – Experienced practitioner on Agile Contracts and Procurement.
How do you procure agile development, in a way that balances the value and risk every agile project contains, and maximizes the probability for success?

Learn about strategies and techniques around agile contracts and how to run projects within an agile procurement framework, and hear about learnings from real contracts and projects.

CASE: Agile Contracts and Supplier Switching Costs

Ari Kontiainen – Project Manager. The more complex the tailor-made system grows, the more challenging switching the supplier becomes. In his case study Ari Kontiainen briefly describes the agile contracting model used in Finnish Wildlife Agency and considers options to take into account supplier switching costs in the new tendering process.

Experiences with the Danish public agile contract K03

Tom Holsøe – Partner Attorney.
The Danish public agile contract K03 has been a reality since 2014. The contract has already been used broadly in IT-projects. One of the K03’s creators will make af short introduction to the contract and will share his current experiences with tendering agile IT project based on K03.

CASE: Acquiring agile teams

Thomas Christensen – Independent it contractor and entrepreneur. In 2007/8 The Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment first entered into an agile partnership with a vendor by acquiring a team. Since then many lessons has been learned, and tools for the tender process has been developed and tested.

Learn about management free development, code camp, reading CVs, contracts (almost) without penalties, and making work fun.

CASE: The art of Specifying Needs instead of Solutions to create Useful Products

Tomer Shalit & Mia Kolmodin – Management Consultants – Agile Procurement and Product Management. 
How do you procure something before you know what it is you need? We will share our experiences from success cases in Sweden as well as the different techniques used. By using these techniques together with Agile contracts, you can find out what user needs you need to solve to create impact, and at the same time give the provider the possibility to focus on creating the best solutions.


Networking Dinner – Not Included in Price of the Event

The 27th of April a network dinner will be held to be able to meet participants.

We will taste excellent beer and food on one of the finest local micro brewery BrewPub in Copenhagen. Home made danish beer, when it is absolutely best.

Hotel – Not Included in Price of the Event

Tel: +45 33 45 91 00

Hotel is not included in price, and you need to make individual booking.

  • Date: 2016-04-28
  • City: Köpenhamn
  • Language: English


Date28th of April from 8:30-17:00.  
ParticipantsMax 20
VenueBestBrains, Sankt Gertruds Stræde 5, 3rd floor, 1129 Copenhagen K, Denmark.
Price2 300 SEK. The prices are excl. VAT., +46 8 556 950 15

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