[thelist] Fulltime to freelance

Matt Warden mwarden at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 21:56:14 CST 2008

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:


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

But, as someone pointed out, this is leaving the freelance topic and
going toward a general software development topic...

Matt Warden
Cincinnati, OH, USA

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