Annual Agile Conference Provides the Industry’s Most Comprehensive Exchange of Ideas and Best Practices
BRISBANE, Calif., Aug. 5, 2010 — CollabNet®, the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the Cloud, today announced its sponsorship of Agile 2010, the leading international conference on Agile methods in software development set for Aug. 9-13 in Orlando, Fla. (agile2010.agilealliance.org). As a Platinum Sponsor, CollabNet continues to support the growing Agile community as development, management, and business stakeholders within information technology and software development gather annually to exchange ideas, experiences, and best practices.
“We are pleased to have the support of CollabNet as we come together to examine the latest theory, practical applications, and implications of Agile methods,” said Jim Newkirk, Agile 2010 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.”
In its ninth year, Agile 2010 is the leading international conference on Agile methods in software development, bringing together many disciplines in the fields of information systems and software development to foster the exchange of fresh ideas and best practices. It provides independent software vendors, software consultants, and in-house corporate development teams with the knowledge and shared experiences that lead to successful Agile programs. Agile 2010 connects 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.
CollabNet acquired Scrum project management solutions provider Danube in February 2010, extending the company’s leadership position in the emerging Agile ALM market. The acquisition added Danube’s industry-leading ScrumWorks® software and Scrum-focused training and services to CollabNet’s Agile-optimized TeamForge® ALM platform. CollabNet now assists more software development teams with collaborative, distributed, and Agile ALM projects than any other company in the world.
CollabNet’s activities at this year’s conference will be highlighted by Certified Scrum Trainer Dan Rawsthorne’s presentation on fixed-price Agile development. It will be held on Tuesday, August 10 at 3:30 p.m. on the Program Management Stage, Location Asia 5. In addition, the company will be donating 5% of all sales of ScrumWorks Pro software and ScrumCore™ training sold at the Agile 2010 conference to the flood relief efforts for Nashville, Tenn. The Agile 2010 conference was scheduled to be held in Nashville until severe flooding occurred.
“We’re pleased to take a leadership role in ensuring that the premier conference on Agile methods continues to be a vibrant and thriving gathering of Agile practitioners,” said Laszlo Szalvay, vice president and general manager, Scrum business unit, CollabNet. “CollabNet is committed to driving the evolution of Agile ALM to transform the way organizations everywhere develop software.”
The Agile Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development, as outlined in the Agile Manifesto. 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 2010 conference, agile2010.agilealliance.org, is set for Aug. 9-13 in Orlando, Fla. For more information about the organization, visit www.agilealliance.org.
CollabNet leads the industry in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the Cloud. The CollabNet TeamForge ALM platform, CollabNet Subversion software configuration management (SCM) solution, and ScrumWorks project and program management software enable teams using any environment, methodology, and technology to increase productivity by up to 50% and to reduce the cost of software development by up to 80%. The company also offers training, including Certified ScrumMaster training, software development process improvement services, and an innovative community management approach to driving enterprise development success. As the founder of the open source Subversion project, CollabNet has collaborative development for distributed teams in its DNA. Millions of users at more than 2,500 organizations, including Applied Biosystems, Capgemini, Deutsche Bank, Thomson Reuters, and the U.S. Department of Defense, have transformed the way they develop software with CollabNet. For more information, visit www.collab.net.