The agile approach to contracts (X-change)

Location:BeCentral, Brussels



Agile development needs equally agile contracts. What does this contract approach look like, and how do you go about it? During this session, we will look at the characteristics of agile contracting, and gain insights about the approach in the real world, from Eandis and KU Leuven. Plus, we will touch on the question of how to remain agile after signing the contract.


*Your colleagues from procurement and legal might also find this topic relevant: pass this invitation on to them, too!


Please note that in order to guarantee an interactive discussion, we are keeping the number of attendees limited, so be sure to book your spot in time.

BeCentral, Cantersteen 10, 1000 Brussels



13:30 Welcome coffee


14:00 Introduction: Participants’ expectations around the table


Ann Guinée, Project Manager, Beltug (English)


14:15 How agile can you go?

Kim Verlot from Eandis sets the scene to this topic.  Experienced in the agile approach to contracting, she shares the client perspective with us: what are the challenges faced, what are the pitfalls in working with an agile contract and which questions are very topical?  The ICT Decision Makers among the Beltug members will surely relate to many of the topics at hand.


Kim Verlot, Aankoper ICT, Eandis (Dutch)


14:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


15:00 Agile contracting: Creating win-win contracts

Agile software development has grown in popularity in recent years as businesses demand more flexibility and responsiveness to change from their IT systems. One of the challenges arises when bringing in suppliers to work on an Agile project. Software development contracts have historically been based on the waterfall project model. During this presentation, we will look at how an Agile contract should be negotiated and drafted, and we will discuss how to keep the contract and the relationship Agile after signing.


Bastiaan Bruyndonckx, Partner, Information & Communication Technology, LYDIAN (English)


15:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


16:00 Agile contracting and awareness go hand in hand

At KU Leuven, the proces of setting up a collaboration and designing a contract, is directed bottom-up and driven by the content.  Ingrid Vanstapel shares her insights on making the right choices in the contractual spectrum and on tuning the supporting services in the light of agile awareness.


Ingrid Vanstapel, Juridisch adviseur, KU Leuven (Dutch)


16:30 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


16:45 Wrap up & Closing drink


17:30 End