Phil Jones

Business transformation consultant. QRV-BusinessAgility.co.uk

Phil’s first career spanned over 23 years with the Royal Corps of Signals and UK Special Forces.  He gained extensive experience in all forms of ICT, systems engineering and service delivery.

Since 2000, Phil has delivered projects, programmes and portfolios has been a service delivery manager and a transformation consultant with some of the UKs leading government suppliers  including: Babcock, Airbus, QinetiQ, Capita, Elbit Systems, CGI and Actica.  He has worked on both supplier and client side contracts as well as independently as a customer friend.

Phil is a SAFe SPC and an Enterprise Agile Coach with extensive experience in the areas of business agility, executive and leadership coaching, Lean-Agile contracting, smart commercial and procurement, functional change, programme management and benefits realisation management.

He is able to accelerate business value and competitive advantage by implementing true business agility using agile contracting techniques, executive coaching and product flow analytics.

TOPIC:  Contracting for Agile Delivery


Most technology vendor contracts are large, complex and have infrequent, sizeable deliverables.  In some cases, a single deliverable throughout the entire project lifespan. This often results in major surprises as vendors do not flag delivery issues until just before the delivery is due. The result is clients are left on the back foot with little or no option but to extend the contract and pay more to the vendor.

In this talk Phil will describe an innovative approach to vendor contracts that can actually deliver value in the fastest possible sustainable time.  This includes real incentives to stimulate frequent, iterative deliverables and delivery milestones, with value outcomes and products that are measurable and time bounded.

The best Agile contracts are the product of collaboration between the customer, product owner/manager, delivery team, commercial team and the supplier.  The key aim is to create win-wins.

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