I’ve read recently a discussion about agile approach versus fixed-price projects. Several comments from the discussion:
“Doing a project on fixed-price/fixed-time basis since it’s unfavorable for a client.”
“If client insisted on fixed-price I wouldn’t sign the contract.”
“As long as there are companies doing crappy [fixed-price] contracts clients will insist on fixed-everything.”
“We believe that fixed bids are a bad idea when it comes to software.”
Whew, that was fun to read. I mean I love these kinds of strong opinions which omit plethora of real-life situations their authors (fortunately) have never faced.
I wrote pretty long argument why these statements aren’t very wise (not to say some of them are plain stupid) but I deleted it. Basically I have only one conclusion: being orthodox is always a bad thing.