SOURCE: Accept Corporation

Accept Corporation

August 08, 2011 09:00 ET

Innovation Jams at Agile 2011 Conference

Accept Software to Present Agile Development Experience Report

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2011) - Accept Software (www.accept360.com), a leader in enterprise product development and an Agile 2011 Conference silver sponsor, will present a significant new experience report at the event, taking place August 8-12 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

John Haniotis, Accept Software Senior Vice President, Products will present Innovation Jams: Lessons in Agile Product Development: An Experience Report on Wednesday, August 10 at 9:30 am.

The presentation reflects the experience of Accept Software in developing new product ideas in 3-4 day sprints, dubbed "innovation jams," and shares how Accept fostered innovation within its own organization. This talk will explain a how a crowdsourcing/Agile project that involved everyone who worked at Accept -- no matter what their job description or location -- resulted in a much more egalitarian culture, which both fortified its product team and accelerated its rollout of new innovations. As part of the project, 80% of company employees participated in a 2-week project to generate, screen, evaluate, and prototype ideas. All company employees had the chance to introduce new product ideas into the development process. The presentation will discuss how this collaborative project had a lasting impact on the Company's operating culture.

"Shortening time-to-market requirements have put software developers at product companies in a crunch. Many organizations need to cut their development time in half, yet the team is already working in overdrive," said Mr. Haniotis. "At the Agile Conference, we'll demonstrate how we can make a set of new product features in less than a week, using online customer submissions to guide development priorities and a process flow that accelerates collaboration."

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About Accept
Accept delivers The Product Innovation Management solution that technology-driven companies use to decide which products to bring to market for the fastest time-to-profit. The Accept360 Suite is the only complete end-to-end software solution that tightly links company and product strategy through ideation, portfolio planning, roadmaps, requirements and execution. For more information, visit www.accept360.com or call us at +1.866.423.8376.

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