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Tasktop’s Dave West, Nicole Bryan And IBM To Discuss Enterprise ALM And Agile Business Value At IBM Innovate 2013

May 24, 2013

Tasktop and IBM continue to advance the business value of ALM and enterprise Agile

VANCOUVER, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

    Who:   Dave West

           Chief Product Officer

           Tasktop Technologies


            West is a software industry thought leader (formerly with Forrester) and Chief
            Product Officer for Tasktop Technologies. At Tasktop he leads the strategic
            direction of the company's Sync and Dev products that help organizations
            integrate ALM tools, data, people and processes.

           Nicole Bryan

           Director of Product Management

           Tasktop Technologies


            Bryan has more than 17 years of experience in software and product development,
            focused primarily on bringing data visualization/infographics and human factors
            considerations to the forefront of Application Lifecycle Management. At Tasktop,
            she is focused on improving how software is created and delivered.

    What:   Why You Need an ALM Data Model: Increasing Visibility and Transparency to Enable
            Business Agility

           Speaker: Dave West, Tasktop

           Location: LM-2090

            For many organizations, the promise of ALM has been undermined by disconnected
            tools, processes, organizations and practices. But as organizations pivot
            business models and deliver faster, the need for ALM is much greater. Increased
            visibility and flow are the cornerstones to increased business agility. But for
            many organizations, adopting Agile at the team level has left enterprise ALM in a
            worse state than before, with teams adopting tools, practices and even process
            models for their own needs. So how do organizations increase the visibility of
            software delivery while software is being delivered by a diverse set of project
            teams, all following slightly different methods and using a variety of tools?

           Practicing ALM in a Mixed Lifecycle Tool Environment

           Speakers: Nicole Bryan, Tasktop; Gary Cernosek, IBM; Kevin Bauer, IBM

           Location: LM-2207

            IBM launched the Rational Jazz initiative with a mission for improving
            collaboration across the software and systems lifecycle. This initiative includes
            elements from community, architecture and product perspectives. The value of
            community development can be seen today on Jazz.net, where developers gain
            insight into products comprising the Rational solution for Collaborative
            Lifecycle Management (CLM). But the Jazz initiative is larger than Rational
            itself. The Jazz platform is designed to be open and broader in the scope of
            capabilities and lifecycle tools. This session will show how the Jazz initiative
            has evolved to integrate lifecycle tools stemming from a wide range of sources.

    Where: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel

           1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.

           Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830


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    Info:   For additional information about IBM Innovate, please follow this link: (http://

            For more information on Tasktop Technologies, or to arrange an interview with the
            speakers, please contact Christie Denniston, APR:

           Office: 303-581-7760

           Cell: 303-827-5164



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