Agile 2012 'No-Bull Know-How' Stage To Bridge Gap Between Beginning And Expert Agile Practitioners

'No-Bull Know-How' stage provides Agile practitioners with practical ideas and advice at industry's leading conference on Agile development practices

Jul 10, 2012, 14:26 ET from Agile Alliance

PORTLAND, Ore., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Agile Alliance (, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of Agile software development principles and practices, today announced the inaugural 'No-Bull Know-How" stage at Agile2012 ( This stage bridges the gap between introductory and advanced Agile sessions. Attendees gain the opportunity to ask questions regarding challenges, issues and dilemmas that have proven a hindrance to quantifiable success in the Agile software development.

"We chose to incorporate the 'No-Bull Know-How' stage into the conference this year in order to address the questions and concerns of those hoping to increase their familiarity with Agile," said Mitch Lacey, Agile2012 conference chair. "The stage will seek to eliminate superfluous detail and provide straightforward advice pertaining to Agile software development."

The 'No-Bull Know-How' stage will feature eight sessions, each with a different speaker. Each speaker will have 90 minutes and will devote 70 of that to answering attendee questions. Registered attendees are encouraged to submit questions prior to the conference for the best chance of inclusion and the opportunity for a direct conversation with the speaker. Those who show up for the session also will have a chance through a question lottery. The format will allow for a multitude of different discussion points. Though the themes of each session will inevitably vary based on the speaker's background, each session will strive to eliminate uncertainty among intermediate Agile practitioners and provide the guidance necessary in order to ensure confidence moving forward.

Agile2012 is the world's largest conference for Agile teams, developers, managers and executives, taking place Aug. 13-17 in Grapevine (Dallas area), Texas ( Agile2012 attendees have the opportunity to explore the latest Agile development methodologies, technologies, tools, leadership principles, management philosophies and processes. The conference program provides insights into new and practical approaches for Agile success that attendees can immediately put into practice within their organizations.

For more information about Agile2012, its conference program and to register for the event, please visit ( Or, for more information about the 'No-Bull Know-How' stage, please visit (

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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 ( 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 Agile2012 Conference ( is scheduled for August 13-17 in Grapevine (Dallas area). For more information about the organization, visit (

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