Rally Software's CTO to Speak at SXSW Lean Startup Event

Presentation Offers Businesses a Pragmatic Framework for Deciding When to Pivot or Persevere

Mar 09, 2012, 19:13 ET from Rally Software

AUSTIN, Texas, March 9, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Rally®, the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM), today announced that co-CTO Zach Nies will present at the 2012 SXSW Interactive Lean Startup Track. Nies' presentation offers startups a real-world approach to answering a seemingly simple question: Are we making sufficient progress to believe that our original strategic hypothesis is correct, or do we need to make a major change?

  • Who: Rally's co-CTO Zach Nies
  • What:  Presenting a real-world case study in "Startup Metrics of the Masters" session
  • When: Saturday, March 10, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00pm CT
  • Where: The Lean Startup@ SXSW Interactive, Hilton Austin Downtown, 4th Floor, Salon C, Austin, Texas
  • Why: Learn a real-world approach to deciding when to pivot or persevere. Tweet your feedback to #LeanStartup.

Nies has over 25 years of engineering and product development experience. Prior to joining Rally, Nies was co-founder of a startup that radically changed how creative professionals managed projects. He also served as Chief Software Architect at Quark, where he provided the technological vision that led to the creation of the desktop publishing market.

Produced by 500startups and Eric Ries, the goal of The Lean Startup @ SXSW Interactive is to provide attendees with pivotal insights and actionable frameworks for building better, faster, and smarter companies. Nies presents alongside Dharmesh Shah of Hubspot, Aaron Battalion of LivingSocial, and Joe Zadeh of Airbnb.

About Rally

Rally is the recognized leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM). Rally is dedicated to helping organizations embrace Agile and Lean development and portfolio management practices that dramatically increase the pace of innovation, improve product quality and boost customer satisfaction. According to a study by QSM Associates, software-driven companies that rely on Rally's Agile ALM products and services are 50% faster to market and 25% more productive than industry averages. The company's experienced services group, including training through Agile University, guides companies through the organizational change required to become innovative, Agile businesses. Together, Rally's on-demand Agile ALM platform and its leading Kanban-based project collaboration tool,AgileZen, support more than 136,000 users in 116 countries.

Rally, the Rally logo, Rally Software Development, Agile University and AgileZen are trademarks of Rally Software Development Corp. Third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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