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Tasktop’s Mik Kersten And Dave West To Outline The Impact Of Developer Popularism On ALM At Microsoft’s ALM Summit

January 22, 2013

SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

    WHO:     Mik Kersten
             CEO and founder

              Kersten is the creator of the Eclipse Mylyn open source
              project. He provides the technical vision behind
              Tasktop Dev for developer productivity and Tasktop Sync
              for enterprise ALM synchronization.

             Dave West
             Chief Product Officer

              West is instrumental in building Tasktop into a
              transformative business that is driving major
              improvements in the software industry. He is a former
              industry analyst at Forrester Research.

    WHAT:    Developer Popularism
              Software developers, the people responsible for world-
              changing software, are increasingly becoming empowered,
              making decisions about what tools they use, how they
              work and even what devices they work on. Software is
              now more important to basic business operations than
              ever, but software management may be even more
              critical. ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) is the
              discipline that describes the application of business
              management to the practice of software development from
              idea to delivery. Empowered developers, or developer
              popularism, enforces a fundamental change to ALM. The
              complexity of the change from a single process, single
              tool based model to something more intricate can be
              daunting. Kersten and West will describe why developer
              popularism is happening, what that means to developers
              and how developers need to engage with management and
              other constituents in the software value chain to
              ensure that ALM continues to provide value. Attendees
              will obtain a full understanding of what it takes to
              achieve management oversight with developer freedom.

    WHERE:   ALM Summit 3
             Microsoft Conference Center
             16070 Northeast 36th Street
             Redmond, WA 98052

    WHEN:    Thurs., Jan. 31, 11 a.m. - noon PST

    SHARE:    #Tasktop @mik_kersten and @DavidJWest share thoughts on
              #ALM and #developer #popularism at #ALMSummit

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

SOURCE Tasktop Technologies

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