Agile2013 Conference To Host Industry Analyst Roundtable With Leading Agile Experts

Annual discussion by top industry analysts sheds light on latest trends and best practices for Agile success

Jul 24, 2013, 09:30 ET from Agile Alliance

PORTLAND, Ore., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Agile2013 conference (, featuring leading research analysts from Forrester Research, Gartner Inc., International Data Corporation (IDC) and VDC Research. The panel discussion will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Central, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.  Video of the Roundtable will be made available to Agile Alliance members and the public on the Agile Alliance website after the conference concludes.

The session, titled "Agile Trends and Future Directions," explores the latest innovations and best practices being deployed within enterprise IT organizations, as well as the latest trends in the Agile software development industry. The research analysts will provide a unique perspective and industry knowledge gained through work with leading vendors and IT organizations. A Q&A format allows attendees to steer the session in directions that are most pertinent to today's business challenges. The roundtable, moderated by Rebecca Parsons, Agile Alliance Chair and ThoughtWorks CTO, includes: Tom Grant of Forrester, Thomas Murphy of Gartner, Melinda Ballou of IDC and Chris Rommel of VDC Research. 

"If there's one thing that's constant within our industry it's change, and having the leading industry research analysts join together in a panel discussion provides great insight into the state of the industry and future trends," said conference chair Kent McDonald. "The distinctive perspectives of the analysts have become a highlight for conference attendees that are interested in the big-picture view of Agile maturity and the adoption of newer practices, like DevOps."

Agile2013 is the world's largest conference for Agile teams, developers, managers and executives, taking place Aug. 5-9 in Nashville. The conference program is designed to provide Agilists with insights into new developments and practical approaches for software development across the enterprise. Agile2013 attendees not only have to opportunity to engage with fellow practitioners and executives, but also dive into leadership best practices, industry leading research, technologies, tools, and the latest Agile development methodologies.

For more information about Agile2013, its conference program and to register for the event, please visit (

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About Agile Alliance

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, Agile Alliance is driven by the principles of Agile methodologies and the value delivered to developers, organizations and end users. Agile Alliance organizes the annual North American Agile Conference, the industry's leading event that attracts practitioners, academia, business and vendor-partner community members from around the globe. Agile2013 ( is scheduled for Aug. 5-9 in Nashville, Tenn. For more information about the organization, visit (

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