CollabNet to Sponsor Agile2011 Conference

Agile2011 Will Celebrate the 10-year Anniversary of the Agile Manifesto and Offer the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Exchange of Ideas and Best Practices

BRISBANE, Calif., August 2, 2011 — CollabNet, the leader in Agile development in the Cloud, today announced its sponsorship of Agile2011, the leading international conference focused on advancing Agile methods for software development. The conference is set for Aug. 8 - 12 in Salt Lake City (http://agile2011.agilealliance.org). As a Platinum Sponsor, CollabNet continues its support of the growing Agile community as development, management, and business stakeholders in the software development industry gather to exchange ideas, experiences, and best practices.

“As we prepare to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the creation of the Agile Manifesto we are pleased to have the support of CollabNet as we come together to chart our collective course for the next 10 years, examine the latest theories, practical applications and implications of Agile methods,” said Todd Little, Agile2011 conference chair for the Agile Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of Agile software development principles and practices. “Through the support of our sponsors the Agile conference continues to offer the most relevant and current content, while providing the community a forum to exchange information regarding all Agile development technologies.”

Agile2011 offers multiple “stages” to attract audiences with different interests. The stages within the program provide participants with a focused area of interest while offering attendees a wide choice of topics to choose from. Agile2011 will host a number of exciting and beneficial stages including: Adoption and Transformation, Agile Boot Camp, Business and Project Management, Coaching and Mentoring, Collaboration, Development Practices, Languages and Techniques, Enterprise Agile, Hands-On Learning, Insights - Experience Reports, Leadership, Testing and Quality Assurance and User Experience and Interaction Design.

Agile 2011 aims to connect attendees with the foremost leaders in the Agile domain, enriching the collective body of knowledge and influencing the line of thought in the field. It encourages debate and fosters innovative ideas based on real-world implementations for executives, managers, software development practitioners and researchers from labs and academia.

Since last year’s conference, CollabNet has continued to bolster its leadership in the Cloud-based Agile development market. Among its accomplishments, it acquired Subversion Cloud hosting provider, Codesion, making CollabNet TeamForge Agile management available to more than 70,000 Subversion users; it launched CollabNet TeamForge® 6.1, the latest version of the company’s award-winning Agile software development platform; and it released ScrumWorks® Pro 5.0, the latest version of the company’s industry-leading Agile project and program management software. The full version of the software is available for free download with free licenses for teams of up to 10 people. More information is available at (http://www.open.collab.net/products/scrumworks/).

CollabNet’s activities at this year’s conference will be highlighted by a presentation on negotiating Agile contracts, which will be delivered by Certified Scrum Trainers Angela Druckman and Jimi Fosdick. CollabNet will also offer a limited number of free individual 30-minute training sessions with certified Scrum trainers. The sessions will be titled “Your Agile Mechanic is in!” Registration is available at http://www.collab.net/agile-mechanic.

“As the community of Agile developers continues to grow, this event becomes even more crucial for sharing insight and maintaining dialogue for all things Agile,” said David Parker, vice president and general manager, Scrum business line, CollabNet. “Participating in this conference is another demonstration of our commitment to the best Agile software practices. We’re very pleased to sponsor this conference again this year.”

For registration information and to attend Agile2011 please visit (http://agile2011.agilealliance.org/).

About the Agile Alliance

The Agile Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development, as outlined in the (http://www.agilemanifesto.org/). With nearly 6,000 members located around the globe, the Agile Alliance is driven by the principles of Agile methodologies and the value delivered to developers, organizations and end users. The Agile Alliance organizes the annual Agile Conference, the industry's leading event that attracts practitioners, academia, business and vendor-partner community members from around the globe. The Agile 2011 conference (http://agile2011.agilealliance.org/) is scheduled for August 8-12 in Salt Lake City. For more information about the organization, visit (http://www.agilealliance.org/).

About CollabNet

CollabNet is the recognized leader in leveraging collaboration, Agile methods, and Cloud computing to transform the way software development organizations develop and deploy applications.  We enable our customers to efficiently manage lifecycles, development processes, distributed teams, and projects.  Our lightweight and easy-to-use platform, offered in the Cloud on the Codesion™ hosting platform and in on-premises versions, delivers substantial cost, quality, and time-to-market improvements to more than 7,000 customers, from workgroups to enterprises.  For more information, please visit http://www.collab.net.

Press Release
August 02, 2011