First Ever Agile Executive Forum to Take Place in Conjunction with Agile2011 Conference in Salt Lake City

One-day, invitation-only event will help senior executives connect with and learn from peers as organizations look to achieve enterprise agility

May 16, 2011, 09:03 ET from Agile Alliance

PORTLAND, Ore., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Agile Alliance, ( a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of Agile software development principles and practices, today announced the Agile Executive Forum, a one-day, stand-alone conference that will be held on August 8, 2011, in conjunction with Agile2011 in Salt Lake City. The invitation-only event, held in collaboration with the Agile Leadership Network, will bring senior IT executives together to connect with peers, engage with industry experts and explore how agility, adaptive leadership and advanced technologies are helping organizations adopt and scale Agile methodologies throughout the enterprise.

For complete information on the Agile Executive Forum and to request an invitation please visit (

"The Agile Executive Forum is the first conference designed exclusively for senior IT executives that are eager to add Agile methodologies as part of their overall strategic mission," said Pat Reed, co-chair for the executive forum. "Having the conference in conjunction with Agile2011 provides the added benefit of connecting with executive peers on Monday and taking in keynotes and additional sessions throughout the rest of the week."

The Agile Executive Forum was established to meet the growing demand by senior executives to learn the latest strategies and best practices for adopting and scaling Agile methodologies beyond small teams. With Agile now mainstream and maturing into a top-level strategic initiative, the IT industry stands at a tipping point of sorts as many of today's current management and operational processes and practices no longer meet increasingly complex, competitive and rapidly changing market demands. This unique opportunity will connect experts and peers to facilitate new ways of thinking based on real-world examples presented by industry leaders including Twitter, Gap Inc., Dell, Pitney Bowes and Yahoo!. Keynotes include Michael Abbott; Twitter, on the topic of Driving Business Innovation and Mike Amend; Dell, on Dell's Innovative Online Transformation.  

The following themes and case studies will be presented at the conference:

  • Understanding and Harnessing Emerging Technologies and Trends for Enterprise Agility
  • Managing Risk in a VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) World
  • Large Scale Agile Transformations
  • Delivering Value Rapidly and Continuously
  • Leading Enterprise Agility
  • Industry Analyst Executive Open Lounge (one-on-one sessions)
  • Expedition Lounge (ongoing collaboration, communities building)

For more information on the Agile Executive Forum please visit (

The Agile2011 conference is the leading international conference on Agile methods in software development, bringing together many disciplines in the fields of information systems and software development to foster the exchange of fresh ideas and best practices. Agile2011 is scheduled for Aug. 8-12 in Salt Lake City, please visit ( for more information.

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 Agile 2011 Conference ( is scheduled for August 8-12 in Salt Lake City. For more information about the organization, visit (

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