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ThoughtWorks' CTO Rebecca Parsons to Share Insights on Enterprise Agile Development and Continuous Delivery in Brazil ThoughtWorks continues to help Brazilian development organizations scale Agile practices through quarterly Executive Technology Briefs

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ThoughtWorks, Inc. (www.thoughtworks.com), a global leader in enterprise Agile development services, today announced that Rebecca Parsons, ThoughtWorks' CTO, will share her insights and experiences related to Agile development and IT optimization during the company's Quarterly Tech Briefing event, on Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m., at the offices of Editora Abril. In addition to this free event tailored to IT executives, Parsons will deliver a keynote presentation at the QCon 2011 Sao Paulo conference on Sept. 11 at 10:55 a.m.  

To register for the ThoughtWorks Quarterly Tech Briefing please visit: (http://www.thoughtworks.com/events/cycle-time-reduction-application-delivery-key).

For more information on QCon 2011 Brazil please visit: (http://www.qconsp.com/)

"Brazil has emerged as a global leader in software development and leads the region in adopting and scaling Agile development practices within its thriving economy," said Parsons. "I look forward to returning to Brazil to visit with colleagues and customers, and to participate in the ThoughtWorks Quarterly Tech Briefing and QCon Brazil conference."

The ThoughtWorks Quarterly Tech Briefings provide area IT professionals and executives the opportunity to engage with ThoughtWorks' experts to learn the latest practices and strategies for successful Agile deployments. During her presentation, Parsons will discuss "Making IT & Business Work," a presentation based on her 20+ years of application development experience. She will describe a variety of techniques that help IT organizations release software more rapidly and cope with the fast pace of change. Techniques include Continuous Delivery – an evolutionary approach to enterprise architecture – and more effective use of software metrics. She also will discuss how leaders can manage the organizational structure of IT to influence the ability of an enterprise to extract maximum value from its technology investments. 

"The reception we have had for the Quarterly Tech Briefings has been very strong as IT organizations look to scale Agile programs beyond project management and further throughout organizations and supply-chains," said Gary F. DeGregorio, market principal for ThoughtWorks South America.  "The reaction of Brazilian companies to Continuous Delivery has been very positive and has already resulted in local implementation of techniques. Having Rebecca return to present her thought leadership and experience with local IT executives supports our continued mission to advance the value and success of Agile and Lean adoption in the enterprise."

ThoughtWorks' opened its first office in Brazil in 2009 and has experienced continued growth both from North American and domestic Brazilian markets. The use of "near-shore" IT services based here continues to increase due to a highly skilled talent base, convenient time zone proximity and travel accessibility via overnight flights from the United States. With its office located in the TECNOPUC Technology Innovation Park on the campus of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, ThoughtWorks now employs more than 100 technologists with an additional 40 consultants expected to join the company by the end of 2011. The company is currently doubling the size of its office space to accommodate growth in Brazil and is looking at additional expansion within other countries in South America.

About ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks, Inc. is a global IT consultancy providing Agile-based systems development, consulting and transformation services to Global 1000 companies. It has pioneered many of the most advanced and successful Agile methods of software development and best practices used in the industry today. At its core, ThoughtWorks helps its clients maximize investment and performance across a portfolio of complex, business-critical applications, while reducing time and risk. Its products division, ThoughtWorks Studios, offers tools to manage the entire Agile development lifecycle through its Adaptive ALM™ suite, comprised of Mingle®, Go™ and Twist®. ThoughtWorks employs 1,700 professionals to serve clients from offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information please visit: (www.thoughtworks.com).

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SOURCE ThoughtWorks, Inc.



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