SOURCE: Valtech

May 09, 2008 11:08 ET

Valtech and VersionOne Present the Agile Edge Conference Series With David Anderson

Conference on Agile and Lean Disciplines With Industry Expert and Author

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 9, 2008) - Valtech North America (www.valtech.us), a renowned international software transformation provider of OnDemand™ solutions and Agile and Lean coaching and training, today announced that it is partnering with VersionOne (www.versionone.com), recognized by Agile practitioners as the leader in tools, to host "The Agile Edge" conference in the Washington, D.C. area. The conference will be held on May 22nd from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton McLean-Tyson's Corner. The cost per registrant is $149.

The conference, one of a series the two companies are hosting, provides in-depth exposure to agile methods, metrics and project success factors. The conference has tracks specially developed for product owners, developers and project managers and will provide hands on exercises and draw from successful commercial projects.

"We've created an educational environment that explores how companies can transform their organizations through a radically different approach to software -- not just in developing it, but in determining what it is intended to do, its value to the organization, and the deployment and training required to make it successful," Brad Murphy, CEO of Valtech North America, said.

"VersionOne has always been dedicated to promoting the value of Agile development and supporting efforts to educate the growing Agile community," said Robert Holler, Chief Executive Officer of VersionOne. "Partnering with Valtech to present The Agile Edge Conference Series is a great way for us to share our industry expertise in Agile project management with attendees." VersionOne is delivering three sessions in the Agile Management track for project managers.

Participants will learn about measuring for accountability, the lifecycle of a Scrum project, Agile adoption at the team and organizational level, project planning and management, and the transformational power of Agile, and much more.

David Anderson will provide the keynote address. He has assumed the role of Chief Process Scientist for Valtech North America through his consultancy, Modus Cooperandi (www.moduscooperandi.com), a strategic management consultancy focused on delivering performance through collaboration, and the deployment of Agile and Lean techniques. Anderson is an internationally-recognized specialist in cultural change for institutionalized, long-lasting implementation of Lean and Agile software development teams. He is the author of Agile Management for Software Engineering and the Agile Management blog. Anderson has helped leading organizations such as Microsoft, Sprint, Motorola and Corbis adopt and embrace Agile and Lean disciplines for notable measurable results. Anderson is a co-founder and board member of the Agile Project Leadership Network.

To register for the Agile Edge conference, visit www.regonline.com/valtechagile or, call 800-249-0123. Additional Agile Edge conferences will be held in New York in late June, with other locations in September and October.

About Valtech

Valtech is a global provider of high performance enterprise software development, outsourcing, and organizational transformation services. Valtech offers strategic software consulting, agile-focused software engineering, skills training and coaching. The company partners with customers as no development company dares to, by sharing the risk and return of development. Valtech's OnDemand services are focused on one single outcome: Delivering business agility. Serving customers across a variety of industries, including finance, travel, energy, media, high-tech and online, Valtech OnDemand offerings result in priority business ideas and products converted to working, tested and deployable software every two weeks. Headquartered in Dallas, Valtech North America is a leading member of the Agile Alliance and Agile Project Leadership Network. For more information, please visit www.valtech.us.

About VersionOne

VersionOne is recognized by Agile practitioners as the leader in Agile project management tools. By simplifying the process of planning and tracking Agile software projects, we help development teams consistently deliver software faster.

Since 2002, companies such as Adobe, BBC, Siemens, CNN, Disney, Dow Chemical, HP, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Sony, 3M and Business Objects have turned to VersionOne to help provide greater value to their customers. Today more than 10,000 teams and 70,000 users in 50 countries use VersionOne's Agile project management tools to streamline and standardize their agile development efforts.

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