Agile2012 Conference To Host Industry Roundtable With Leading Research Analysts Covering Agile Market

Research analysts to discuss the latest trends and emerging best practices around Agile software development

Aug 06, 2012, 09:03 ET from Agile Alliance

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Agile Alliance (, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of Agile software development principles and practices, today announced it will host an Industry Analyst Roundtable at the Agile2012 conference (, featuring leading research analysts from Forrester Research, Gartner Inc., International Data Corporation (IDC) and VDC Research. The panel discussion will take place on Tues., Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Central, at the Gaylord Texan Hotel.  

The session, titled "Agile Trends and Future Directions," will provide insights into the latest trends and emerging best practices for Agile software development and how successful software organizations can utilize Agile-based methods to drive business performance. Conducted in a Q&A format, the session offers the unique perspective of the leading research analysts covering the software development industry. Attendees will learn how the latest innovations in Agile practices continue to mature as development organizations deploy Agile further across the enterprise. The roundtable will be moderated by industry luminary Jim Newkirk, and roundtable participants include: Tom Grant of Forrester, Thomas Murphy of Gartner, Melinda Ballou of IDC and Chris Rommel of VDC Research.  

"The interactive nature of the roundtable has proven beneficial to the analysts and attendees who have participated in years prior," said conference chair Mitch Lacey. "Attendees are always encouraged to ask the tough questions, and to share their own experiences from their Agile journey. It's a great time to have an open discussion and to gain feedback from both practitioners and industry analysts who are active and passionate in the Agile community."

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 (  

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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 business. 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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