AGILE2015 Conference to Host Roundtable Discussion with Leading Industry Analysts

PORTLAND, Oregon, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Agile Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of Agile software development principles and practices, will host an Industry Analyst Roundtable at the AGILE2015 conference featuring leading research analysts from Cutter Consortium, IDC, and VDC Research Group. The panel discussion will take place on Tuesday, August 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The session, titled "Agile Trends and Future Directions," will explore the latest innovations and emerging best practices being deployed within enterprise IT organizations, as well as the latest trends in Agile software development.

Panel members will offer their unique perspectives and share the industry knowledge they have gained through their work with leading vendors and IT organizations. A Q&A format will enable attendees to steer the session in directions that are most applicable to today's business challenges. The Roundtable, moderated by Jim Newkirk (Vice President of Engineering, CenturyLink Cloud), includes: Melinda Ballou (IT Industry Analyst, IDC), Steve Denning (Author and Management Consultant), André Girard (Senior Analyst, VDC Research Group), Tom Grant (Senior Consultant, Cutter Consortium) and Ron Jeffries (Extreme Programming Innovator, Author, Coach, and Trainer).

"These top industry research analysts and their peers in the technology community will gather together to discuss real-world experiences from prominent software organizations that have successfully utilized Agile to drive business performance,” said AGILE2015 Conference Chair Paul Hammond. “They will offer outstanding insights to the Agile community regarding the latest innovations in Agile practices as they are deployed further throughout organizations.”

In its 14th year, AGILE2015 is the world's largest conference for Agile teams, developers, managers and executives, and will take place August 3-7 in Washington, D.C. The conference program is designed to provide Agilists with insights into new developments and practical approaches for software development. AGILE2015 attendees not only have an exclusive opportunity to engage with fellow practitioners and executives, but can also dive into leadership best practices, industry-leading research, technologies, tools, and the latest Agile development methodologies.

For more information about AGILE2015 and its conference program, please visit the event’s website.

About Agile Alliance

Agile Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development, as outlined in the Agile Manifesto. With nearly 18,000 members and subscribers located around the globe, Agile Alliance is driven by the principles of the Agile Manifesto 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 from around the world.

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