WAKEFIELD, Mass., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eliassen Group, a leading technology staffing and consulting services firm, today announced an upcoming panel discussion on the advantages and challenges of Agile software development methodology. The event, "AgileBash: Agile Doesn't Work! Or Does It?", will take place at the Conference Corner at Bentley University, in Waltham, MA, on Thursday, October 6, 2011, from 6pm-8pm EDT.
Johnny Scarborough, chief Agilist at Eliassen Group, will moderate the discussion, which will focus on Agile methodology realities and how to accurately measure Agile's effectiveness. In addition, it will give attendees a chance to network with peers while debating the benefits, challenges and risks related to Agile methodology and product development.
Joining Scarborough, who previously created and built his own Agile coaching and consulting firm, are Agile expert panelists from leading Boston-area companies, including:
- Jim O'Neill, CIO – HubSpot
- Jonathan Dwyer, vice president, Technology Management - Fidelity Investments
- Dan Gallagher, director of Mobile Solutions - UpToDate
- Steve Paro, Agile coach and product consultant - VersionOne
"Agile methodology requires a unique focus. It's critical that software development teams have a strong understanding of Agile to successfully adopt the methodology," said Dave MacKeen, chief executive officer for Eliassen Group. "While the learning curve may be steep, with the proper knowledge and application, the benefits resulting from Agile methodology can be incredibly valuable. AgileBash is an exclusive opportunity to gain knowledge from a powerful group of expert panelists about pitfalls to avoid and new product development strategies to employ."
Agile software development refers to a group of methodologies based on iterative development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. Agile software development methodology attempts to provide many opportunities to assess the direction of a project throughout the development lifecycle.
For more information, and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.eliassen.com/ConsultingServices/AgilePractice.aspx
About Eliassen Group
Eliassen Group, headquartered in Wakefield, Mass., is a leading technology staffing and consulting services firm with practices in Agile, Government Services, Workforce Management and Life Sciences. Since 1989, we have provided talented professionals and outstanding consulting services for our clients nationwide in industries including Healthcare/Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, Government, Education, Retail and Software Development. (www.eliassen.com) (www.clovisgroup.com). Our eClinical Solutions division is a leading provider of clinical data solutions that has established a strategic approach by leveraging the latest technology for collecting, standardizing and managing clinical trial data. Our most recently launched version of our Clinical Data Repository, eGrex, is paving the way for life sciences organizations to apply CDISC standards, as well as aggregate and leverage data in various formats from multiple sources using a self-service approach. Additional services include reporting, training, data mapping, data integrations and Rave EDC study builds. (www.eclinicalsol.com). For more information, please contact us at 800-354-2773.
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