Agile Alliance Elects 2016 Board of Directors

Slate overwhelmingly approved at annual member meeting during Agile2015 conference


Portland, Ore, August 24, 2015 — Agile Alliance, a global nonprofit organization committed to advancing Agile development principles and practices, today announced that its membership has overwhelmingly approved the slate of candidates put forth for the 2016 Board of Directors. The board — comprised of Agile thought leaders from a variety of backgrounds — shares its passion to deliver software better every day with Agile professionals around the world.

Results for the 2016 election were reported to the Agile Alliance membership by Board Secretary Shane Hastie at the annual membership meeting on August 5 during Agile2015, the organization’s annual North American conference held at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland.

The Agile Alliance membership elected three members to the Board of Directors for three-year terms: Dr. Rebecca Parsons (USA), Paul Hammond (England), and Victor Hugo Germano (Brazil). All three will assume their board seats on January 1, 2016.

  • Rebecca Parsons is the Chief Technology Officer at Thoughtworks, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is passionate about internationalization and balancing the needs of new entrants into the Agile community with those who are attempting to push the boundaries of Agile. Parsons has served as board chair since 2012.
  • Paul Hammond hails from England and is an Engineering Manager for Skype, a Microsoft company. He served as chairman of the Agile2015 conference and has been leveraging Agile principles and practices to deliver software for more than a decade.
  • Victor Hugo Germano is a Brazilian entrepreneur and the owner of Lambda3, a consulting company specializing in Agile software development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), and training.

Other 2016 board members include Linda Cook (Treasurer, USA), Ola Ellnestam (Sweden), Shane Hastie (Secretary, New Zealand), Juan Banda (Bolivia), Declan Whelan (Canada), Stephanie Davis (USA), and Phil Brock (Managing Director, USA). The board wishes to thank outgoing members Samuel Crescencio (Brazil) and Pat Reed (USA) for their years of service in furthering Agile Alliance’s goals.

About Agile Alliance

Agile Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development as outlined in the Agile Manifesto. With nearly 19,000 members and subscribers around the globe, Agile Alliance is driven by the principles of Agile methodologies and the value delivered to developers, organizations and end users. Agile Alliance organizes the annual North American Agile20xx Conference, the industry’s premier event that attracts practitioners, academia, business and vendor-partner community members worldwide.

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