SOURCE: Valtech, Inc.

June 20, 2008 14:15 ET

Valtech Presents the Agile Edge Conference for Software Transformation in New York

Conference on Agile and Lean Disciplines Features Industry Expert David Anderson

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 20, 2008) - Valtech (www.valtech.us), an international software transformation provider of OnDemand™ solutions and Agile and Lean coaching and training, today announced its one-day Agile Edge conference in New York on July 22 with additional conferences in Austin, August 19 and Chicago, September 10.

The conference, sponsored by the Agile Journal, the online agile thought leader magazine and e-newsletter, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel. The cost is $199.

The Agile Edge conference provides a framework for organizational adoption of Agile philosophies and 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 from medium-sized to Fortune 100 companies.

"The Agile Edge conference melds hands-on learning and training with business-core strategy for transforming organizational approaches to IT," Brad Murphy, CEO of Valtech North America, said. "This is a disruptive approach to the way software is conceived, developed and deployed in forward-thinking organizations."

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

David Anderson, Chief Process Scientist for Valtech North America and principal at management consultancy Modus Cooperandi (www.moduscooperandi.com), will provide the keynote address and present several topics. 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 Microsoft, Sprint, Motorola and Corbis adopt and embrace Agile and Lean disciplines for notable measurable results. Anderson is also a co-founder and board member of the Agile Project Leadership Network.

Register for the Agile Edge conference at http://www.valtech.us/us/index/hot/agile_edge.html or call 800-249-0123.

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.

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