MIRKO KLEINER

Co-founder of Flowdays and the Creator of Lean-Agile Procurement

Agile contracting done RIGHT! - What can we learn from Startups?

External partners are often tightly integrated in the agile organization, project teams and are an essential part of the value stream, or even part of an agile team. However, a lot are still treated as suppliers instead of partners on a similar eye height. In a faster changing, more complex world it’ll become  a competitive advantage for a company to have fast access to an ecosystem of trusted partners with the same values. But where should we start?-With the lean procurement canvas and lean-agile procurement we offer a similar disruptive approach for procurement and partner management as the business model canvas and lean startup were for business development. For example, in one current success story a complex IT-Sourcing was done within 4 DAYS instead of MONTHS!

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