PORTLAND, Oregon, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Agile Alliance, (www.agilealliance.org) a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of Agile software development principles and practices, today announced it has been named to the 2011 SD Times 100 list of influential organizations, the second consecutive year it has received the award. Recognized in the Influencer category, the Agile Alliance was selected for its continued support and programs, including the Agile2011 conference, that provides individuals and organizations with the resources needed to succeed using Agile methodologies.
"As Agile continues to mature and expand further into enterprise IT organizations it's great to see the organization, and the countless members and volunteers that make it a success, receive this recognition from one of the leading publications in the industry," said Phil Brock, managing director of the Agile Alliance. "To be included in the Influencer category is very appropriate as we prepare to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Manifesto for Agile Software Development at this year's Agile conference in Salt Lake City."
Since 2003, the editors at SD Times have selected the top leaders and innovators in the industry, looking at their achievements in the previous calendar year. Careful consideration is given to each company and organization's offerings, reputation and contribution to the software development community. They also listened during the past year for the "buzz" – and how much attention and conversation has occurred around the organization and its products and technologies – as a sign of leadership within the industry.
The Agile Alliance continues to increase its membership each year in line with the growing interest and adoption of Agile processes for software development. One key indicator of the increasing adoption of Agile practices is the continuing demand for Agile knowledge by enterprises looking to reap the benefits of the discipline. The Agile Alliance helps meet this demand by publishing content, conducting regional and international educational events and by hosting the industry's foremost event, the Agile Conference, which brings together development experts from around the globe.
Set for Aug. 8 – 12 in Salt Lake City, (www.agile2011.org) Agile 2011 is the leading international conference on Agile methods in software development, bringing together many disciplines in the fields of information systems and software development to foster the exchange of fresh ideas and best practices.
The complete SD Times 100 list can be viewed at SDTimes.com
About the Agile Alliance
The Agile Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development, as outlined in the (http://www.agilemanifesto.org/). With nearly 6,000 members located around the globe, the Agile Alliance is driven by the principles of Agile methodologies and the value delivered to developers, organizations and end users. The Agile Alliance organizes the annual Agile Conference, the industry's leading event that attracts practitioners, academia, business and vendor-partner community members from around the globe. The Agile2011 conference (www.agile2011.org)is scheduled for August 8-12 in Salt Lake City. For more information about the organization, visit (http://www.agilealliance.org/).
SOURCE Agile Alliance