OPEN TALK: How to Make Fixed Bid Projects Thrive in Agile Environment?

Rohit Sinha
Excellarate, Director of Product Development

Rohit Sinha is a Director of Product Development at Excellarate. He works with various technology companies and helps them in fulfilling their product and technology roadmaps. He leads teams of architects, tech leads, project managers, and QA professionals. Before the current position, Rohit was into different technology roles including solutions architect and s/w developer for many years. He loves playing with technologies and data including AI, ML, Blockchain, React, .NET, AWS, and statistical models. Rohit holds an MBA concentrating in Information Technology from UT Dallas. He also holds both MS and BS in computer science and has earned the PMP credential. 

There is a widespread belief that fixed bids are not a good fit for Agile. Agile advocates flexibility. Agile principles help projects adapt to changes based on changes in priorities or market conditions. However, fixed means something that cannot be changed. Another common belief is that if we follow Agile with a fixed bid, we need to make sure the scope is crystal clear. In today’s fast-changing world this approach to project scope can significantly reduce the value a customer or a user gets when a project is delivered.

Do we know Agile can be a great fit for fixed bids?

In this session, Rohit will talk about a few tweaks that will not just make your fixed bid projects successful but can also make your project teams thrive in an Agile environment. He will share his experience on why Agile is a great methodology for fixed bids.