On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 8:51 PM, Hassan Schroeder <hassan.schroeder at gmail.com> wrote: > On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 1:05 PM, sbeam <sbeam at onsetcorps.net> wrote: > >> So what do you do? just wing it? oh, I mean "use Agile methodology"? How do >> you get paid for doing that? What if your agility leads you to implement a >> whole new slew of features that you decided were absolutely necessary, and >> the client disagrees? > > What would lead you to think that "Agile methodology" means you, > the developer, just make up requirements?? I think his question -- and mine -- are around how you sell an agile approach to a client. It's one thing if your internal department uses an agile approach, but I think I would have a hard time going to a client and saying "we'll figure it out as we go, and you'll know how much it will cost when you get our final invoice". Some unique consulting firms do it, supposedly, but I just don't understand how. Here is an example from my local area: http://www.centricconsulting.com/practice-areas/technology/agile-development/ I don't know how you can present a competitive response to an RFP with such an approach, and I would genuinely like to hear how it would be done. But, as someone pointed out, this is leaving the freelance topic and going toward a general software development topic... -- Matt Warden Cincinnati, OH, USA http://mattwarden.com This email proudly and graciously contributes to entropy.