SOURCE: Exigen Services

March 29, 2007 10:28 ET

Exigen Services Discusses the Practical Application of Agile Development

Scrum Masters Participate in SD Best Practices Moscow 2007

MOSCOW -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2007 -- Exigen Services, one of the largest application outsourcing firms in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced its participation in CMP's inaugural Software Development Best Practices Moscow 2007 event, April 3-4, as a Silver Sponsor. Two of Exigen Services' Certified Scrum Masters will draw on their Agile development expertise during participation in an education-based panel on advanced methodologies.

A recognized leader in applying Agile development methodologies to distributed development environments, Exigen Services has delivered more than 100 projects worldwide. The company has accrued 300-plus man-years of experience with methodologies like Extreme Programming and Scrum, working with a range of Fortune 500 and mid-size growth companies including CSC, Fellowes, Sesame Communications, and a groundbreaking Scrum project with SirsiDynix, a global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries.

"For a globally dispersed team, the SirsiDynix Agile project is one of the most productive ever documented," said Dr. Jeff Sutherland, co-inventor of the Scrum software process. "At a run rate of five times the industry average, this project was on par with a collocated-team Scrum project of four to five developers."

"Building on extensive project experience and proven best practices, we're proud to be able to bring a mastery of Agile methods to the industry," said Alex Adamopoulos, General Manager for Exigen Services. "Events like SD Best Practices allow developers with wide-ranging experience an opportunity to be exposed to the industry's elite to learn from, and develop relationships with."

The company champions the education of Agile development practices, in part through programs such as the Certified Scrum Master training, taught by Dr. Jeff Sutherland, held recently at Exigen Services' offices in St. Petersburg, Russia. Through the company's dedicated Agile website (www.offshoreagile.com), Exigen Services' developers and project managers share project best practices, provide freeware, including the X-Man project tracking tool, and lessons learned.

Exigen Services recently presented at the Gartner Outsourcing Summit in Dallas, the10th Annual International Association for Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) Outsourcing World Summit in Las Vegas, and the Global Services 2007 conference in New York. In addition, the company was featured prominently in the IAOP's Global Outsourcing 100, and named one of the world's most innovative outsourcing providers as part of the annual Global Services 100 ranking organized by Global Services magazine and the outsourcing advisory firm neoIT.

About Exigen Services

Exigen Services is one of the largest and most comprehensive application outsourcing service providers in Central and Eastern Europe. The company's technology-driven approach to application outsourcing leverages deep vertical expertise, proprietary IP and proficiency in Agile development methodologies to deliver exceptional customer value in transformational and custom application development projects. Exigen Services has strong track record and industry expertise in banking, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, and other sectors.

Headquartered in San Francisco, with a strong operational base in EU and a deep reach into the local talent pools in Russia and Ukraine, Exigen Services today has over 1,500 professionals and more than a decade of experience. The company's software engineering processes are CMMI Level 5 and ISO-9001 certified for efficiency, maturity and stability. www.exigenservices.com

Notes to editors:

The Software Development Best Practices Moscow (www.sdexpo.ru), will take place April 3-4 at the Radisson SAS Slavianskaia Hotel in Moscow. Exigen Services will be located at booth D.

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