Tasktop's Dave West, Nicole Bryan And IBM To Discuss Enterprise ALM And Agile Business Value At IBM Innovate 2013

Tasktop and IBM continue to advance the business value of ALM and enterprise Agile

May 24, 2013, 11:28 ET from Tasktop Technologies

VANCOUVER, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 


Dave West

Chief Product Officer

Tasktop Technologies


West is a software industry thought leader (formerly with Forrester) and Chief Product Officer for Tasktop Technologies. At Tasktop he leads the strategic direction of the company's Sync and Dev products that help organizations integrate ALM tools, data, people and processes.

Nicole Bryan

Director of Product Management 

Tasktop Technologies


Bryan has more than 17 years of experience in software and product development, focused primarily on bringing data visualization/infographics and human factors considerations to the forefront of Application Lifecycle Management. At Tasktop, she is focused on improving how software is created and delivered.


Why You Need an ALM Data Model: Increasing Visibility and Transparency to Enable Business Agility

Speaker: Dave West, Tasktop

Location: LM-2090

For many organizations, the promise of ALM has been undermined by disconnected tools, processes, organizations and practices. But as organizations pivot business models and deliver faster, the need for ALM is much greater. Increased visibility and flow are the cornerstones to increased business agility. But for many organizations, adopting Agile at the team level has left enterprise ALM in a worse state than before, with teams adopting tools, practices and even process models for their own needs. So how do organizations increase the visibility of software delivery while software is being delivered by a diverse set of project teams, all following slightly different methods and using a variety of tools?

Practicing ALM in a Mixed Lifecycle Tool Environment

Speakers: Nicole Bryan, Tasktop; Gary Cernosek, IBM; Kevin Bauer, IBM

Location: LM-2207

IBM launched the Rational Jazz initiative with a mission for improving collaboration across the software and systems lifecycle. This initiative includes elements from community, architecture and product perspectives. The value of community development can be seen today on Jazz.net, where developers gain insight into products comprising the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). But the Jazz initiative is larger than Rational itself. The Jazz platform is designed to be open and broader in the scope of capabilities and lifecycle tools. This session will show how the Jazz initiative has evolved to integrate lifecycle tools stemming from a wide range of sources.


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For additional information about IBM Innovate, please follow this link: (http://www-01.ibm.com/software/rational/innovate/)  

For more information on Tasktop Technologies, or to arrange an interview with the speakers, please contact Christie Denniston, APR:

Office: 303-581-7760

Cell: 303-827-5164



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