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ANN: Agile Roots conference, June 15-16, Salt Lake City

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  • utahkay@yahoo.com
    Announcing Agile Roots: Getting Back to Agile Struggling with trying to shoehorn Agile into your organization? Want to put Agile throughout the enterprise?
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 22, 2009
      Announcing Agile Roots: Getting Back to Agile

      Struggling with trying to shoehorn Agile into your organization? Want to put Agile throughout the enterprise? Need to know what engineering practices best support Agile development? Come to the Agile Roots conference this June 15-16 in Salt Lake City to talk with thought leaders, industry leaders, and technical professionals and find out what they've learned and where they've succeeded or failed.

      Register now at http://www.agileroots.com for the early bird discount!

      Confirmed speakers
      • Alistair Cockburn - Agile thought leader, co-creator of the Agile Manifesto and Agile Declaration of Interdependence, author of Agile Software Development and other Jolt Award-winning books.
      • Israel Gat - Former executive at BMC Software who led BMC's Agile adoption.
      • Sue McKinney - VP of Business Transformation at IBM, moving 25,000 developers to Agile.
      • Jeff Patton - Leader in applying User Centered Design to Agile requirements, Agile trainer, winner of 2007 Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice.
      • James Shore - Author of The Art of Agile Development, Agile/XP trainer, winner of 2005 Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice.
      • Diana Larsen - Leader in the Retrospective space, author of Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great.
      • Pollyanna Pixton - Leader in the Collaborative Leadership area, author of Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility.
      Who should attend Agile Roots?
      Software engineers, software professionals, and business leaders interested in:
      • Refreshing your skills in Agile engineering practices.
      • Hearing enterprise Agile success stories and lessons learned.
      • Applying Agile methods to innovate for customer value and accelerate software delivery.
      • Building your own "whole team" approach to Agile adoption.
      • Reenergizing your enjoyment of software development.
      • Interacting with world class Agile experts.
      What makes Agile Roots different?
      Agile Roots offers the practical training content you want, combined with unequaled networking opportunities. Large conferences can be impersonal and overwhelming. Because this conference is small and focused, you'll enjoy quality "off-program" time with expert speakers, business leaders, and hands-on Agile practitioners.

      Why is Agile Roots so inexpensive?
      Agile Roots is not intended to make money, and none of the speakers or organizers are paid anything for their contributions. Sponsors help offset the cost of the facility, materials, and snacks. This keeps your price extremely low. We bring you the best speakers who contribute their time because they are passionate about Agile software development and enjoy the collaborative atmosphere of a small conference.

      What topics will be covered at Agile Roots?
      • Business essentials - business-value driven development, how Agile supports innovation, transitioning organizations to Agile, business agility, rapid delivery.
      • Agile engineering practices - test-driven development, refactoring, acceptance testing, planning, estimating, continuous integration.
      • Real-world case studies.
      • Agile principles and team culture.
      Visit http://www.agileroots.com/sponsors to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

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