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Tasktop’s Dave West To Outline Practical Steps To Scale Agile In The Enterprise At Agile Day New York 2012

September 17, 2012

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

    WHO:     Dave West
             Tasktop Technologies
             Chief Product Officer

              West is instrumental in building Tasktop into a
              transformative business that is driving major
              improvements in the software industry. He engages with
              customers and partners to drive Tasktop's product
              roadmap and market positioning, and is considered one
              of the foremost industry experts on Agile methodologies
              and software development and deployment.

    WHAT:    Scaling Agile in the Enterprise
              For many organizations, the reality of Agile software
              delivery is 'water-scrum-fall,' with a modern Agile
              software development team-based approach operating in
              the context of traditional, sequential planning and
              deployment activities. Teams get much better at
              building software, but waste creeps in before and after
              development.  Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is
              often touted as the management glue necessary for
              'industrial' software delivery. ALM's more defined and
              complex processes are at odds with Agile's dynamic,
              team-based approach. A disconnect ultimately results
              from these differences, which hinders the flow of
              knowledge through the product lifecycle. In this
              session, West will explain the importance of a next
              generation ALM approach defined by the combination of
              ALM and Lean. Attendees of this session will learn why
              the traditional approach to ALM is no longer relevant
              and how Lean ALM will help to eliminate the deep
              disconnect between ALM and Agile.

             Closing Panel
              West will be one of the featured participants in the
              Agile Day New York 2012 closing panel. As part of the
              panel discussion, attendees will have an opportunity to
              submit questions and interact with the panelists
              directly to have their most pressing questions

    WHERE:   Agile Day 2012
             Pace University
             New York

    WHEN:    Thurs., Sept. 20, 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. EDT

    SHARE:    #Tasktop @DavidJWest to share thoughts on combining #ALM
              and #Lean in #Agile at #AgileDay2012

    CONTACT:  For more information on Tasktop Technologies, or to
              arrange an interview with West please contact Christie
              Denniston at 303-581-7760 or at

SOURCE Tasktop Technologies

Source: PR Newswire