adVANTAGE: A Fair Pricing Model for Agile Software Development Contracting

  • Matthias Book
  • Volker Gruhn
  • Rüdiger Striemer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 111)


Agile software development methods are harder to adopt by third-party software developers than by in-house software development teams, since traditional contractual frameworks can easily lead to unfair risk distributions between client and supplier when applied to agile projects. We therefore present a pricing model for agile software projects that distributes risks evenly between the partners, and encourages efficient, high-quality contributions on both sides.


Agile processes third-party developers contracting pricing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Book
    • 1
  • Volker Gruhn
    • 1
  • Rüdiger Striemer
    • 2
  1. 1.paluno – The Ruhr Institute for Software TechnologyUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  2. 2.adesso AGBerlinGermany

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