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

West will describe how to combine ALM and Lean approaches to deliver increased value from Agile-based methods

17 Sep, 2012, 12:50 ET from Tasktop Technologies

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


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.


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 answered.


Agile Day 2012

Pace University

New York


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


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For more information on Tasktop Technologies, or to arrange an interview with West please contact Christie Denniston at 303-581-7760 or at (cdenniston@catapultpr-ir.com)

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