Toronto Computer Lawyers Group – December meeting

The next meeting of the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group (TCLG) is being held on Wednesday, December 14, 2005, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., at Goodman and Carr LLP, 200 King Street West, Suite 2300, Toronto.

TOPIC:

Top Ten Pitfalls in Drafting Software/Systems Development Agreements

Between 50% and 80% of complex software and systems development projects fail – they are over budget, don’t meet deadlines or fail to deliver significant functionality. Frequently, the cause of failure can be traced back to problems in drafting development agreements.

This program will cover:

1. Key causes of failure in development projects
2. Top 10 drafting pitfalls and how to avoid them, including:
(a) treatment of milestones and milestone payments
(b) project definition
(c) intellectual property issues
(d) involvement of key personnel
(e) change of control
(f) project management clauses
3. Escalation and Dispute Resolution Provisions
4. Understanding the vendor’s/developer’s interests