Articles and presentations


Gabrielle Benefield on Outcomes Based Contracting and the Mobius Model 
Gabrielle Benefield talks about  Outcomes Based Contracts and examines how an outcomes focus reduces risk and improves results in contractual relationships.

The Mobius Canvas

Mobius is an outcome generation and delivery framework that is used to create the Target Outcomes in the Flexible Contract model. This free canvas helps you visualise the outcomes.

InfoQ interview on Flexible Contracts

Interview by Shane Hastie at Agile 2013 on Flexible Contracts, why they are needed and an overview of how they work.

IT Projects: How to ensure alignment with the business and drive innovation

Future of IT law conference to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Institute of Legal Informatics 
Hannover 2013

The problem with Agile and contracts

Agile Business Conference, London, 2013

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ABC Contract Metrics

Slides from a presentation by Susan Atkinson at the Agile Business Conference titled “Effective Contract Metrics for Delivering Business Value” given in 2012.


How to Contract for Agile

Slides from Susan Atkinson’s presentation for the Intellect Conference in 2012.


Healthcare IT failures highlight need to adopt military strategy in project management

This article attempts to explain the failure of the recent public sector healthcare projects in the UK and the US, and proposes an alternative form of management based on a style of management adopted by the military for use in warfare.

Software Development: Why the Traditional Contract Model Is Not Fit for Purpose

Many IT change initiatives involving the development of software fail, and the scale of the failures can be large. We believe that the traditional contract model for software development is generally responsible for these failures.


 Agile can fix failed IT in Government

In a guest blog for Campaign4Change, commercial lawyer Susan Atkinson argues that agile development is not an evangelical fad ill-suited to government IT.

 The Curse of the Change Control Mechanism

We live in fast moving times where the pace of innovation is exciting, but relentless. It can be daunting for anyone trying to keep up and it’s essential for contracts to adapt.

 Software Development: How Agile Are You?

With the credit crunch likely to affect every aspect of the global economy, the prospect of declining revenue threatens to erode the profitability of many businesses.

 Agile and lean information


The Scrum Primer

The Scrum Primer is an in-depth introduction to the theory and practice of Scrum. Its authors are Pete Deemer, Gabrielle Benefield, Craig Larman, and Bas Vodde.