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Agile 2007 Announces Conference Sessions and Special Events

Agile experts to share the latest trends and techniques with Agile 2007 attendees

WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Agile Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development, today announced the latest conference session speakers and special events scheduled for the Agile 2007 Conference, the industry's leading event for Agile knowledge. Agile 2007 is scheduled for August 13-17 in Washington, D.C. (

As Agile development continues its rapid adoption across the globe, individuals and software development organizations are seeking venues to exchange thoughts and insights on one of the fastest growing trends in the technology industry. Agile 2007 is the largest conference dedicated to promoting the benefits of Agile software development. In its fifth year, the conference is the premiere event for independent software vendors, software consultants and in-house corporate development teams interested in learning from Agile experts on how to successfully implement Agile methods.

"From the beginners program to the experience reports and hands-on sessions, this year's conference promises a wide array of educational opportunities for those just getting started with Agile to experts who are invited to lead sessions in the conference-within-a- conference," Mary Lynn Manns, Agile 2007 Conference Chair. "Agile 2007 attendees can choose from more than 615 highly interactive sessions," said Manns.

Agile 2007 features world-renowned Agile experts including: -- Mike Cohn, "Succeeding with Agile: A Guide to Transitioning" -- Jim Highsmith, "Adaptive Performance Management for Agile Enterprises" -- Ken Schwaber, "The Enterprise and Scrum" -- Jean Tabaka, "I Don't Like Mondays -- Improving Agile Process Team Events"

This year's conference will offer the inaugural international Research-in-Progress Workshop on Agile Software Engineering (RWASE). RWASE is a one-day workshop that is focused on the research of the Agile perspective of software engineering. It aims at establishing a forum for researchers to share ideas, collaborate, network and shape the state-of-the-art in this field. RWASE includes position paper presentations, guided work groups and open discussions.

Agile 2007 includes the new 'Conference-with-in-a-Conference (CWAC), a place of community for all participants, beginners and experts, to seek conversation, share software innovations and techniques, and push emerging Agile practices and ideas. Anyone can convene a session at the Conference- within-a-Conference based on a passion and a commitment to make the session happen. Participants are encouraged to bring their crucial issues and ideas, passion and commitment to the Conference-with-in-a-Conference to share valuable new insights into topics that are relevant to software development today.

Agile software development accentuates the use of rich collaboration and the frequent delivery of fully-operational tested systems, as well as fostering the human component of software development. Agile focuses on delivering business value early in the project life cycle that are based on timely customer and market demands. Agile software development is increasingly being adopted by larger organizations as a means to bring distributed teams together on complex software development projects.

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About the Agile Alliance

The Agile Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development and helping organizations adopt those concepts. The concepts are outlined in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. For more information about the organization, visit

Agile 2007 Media Contact: Catapult PR-IR Christie Denniston [email protected] 303-581-7760 ext. 13

The Agile Alliance

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