Tasktop's Mik Kersten to Outline Open Source Approaches to Enterprise Agile at Agile Best Practices Conference East

Many facets of open source development that align with dynamics and challenges of enterprise Agile processes can be leveraged by development teams

Nov 03, 2011, 09:03 ET from Tasktop Technologies

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


Mik Kersten – CEO and founder of Tasktop Technologies (www.tasktop.com)

Kersten is the creator of the Eclipse Mylyn open source project and inventor of the task-focused interface. At Tasktop he provides the technical vision behind Tasktop Dev for developer productivity and tool integration and Tasktop Sync for enterprise ALM synchronization.


"Ten Great Practices Learned from Open Source Projects"

Open source development combines distributed teams, resource constraints and an overload of end-user input. Despite these challenges, the velocity of many popular open source projects is measurably higher than that of their enterprise counterparts. The time has come to take the lessons learned from open source and adapt them to enterprise Agile. Kersten begins with an examination of successful open source projects and their approaches to Agile delivery. He will then outline the overlap of open source approaches and Agile methods, identifying 10 great practices that Agile practitioners can apply to improve their collaboration and productivity. Each practice is grounded in empirical data that Kersten collected from public open source websites. To provide an intuitive appreciation for the open style of Agile delivery, he will illustrate with graphics and visual aids how open source collaboration evolves and grows over time. Attendees will learn novel strategies for connecting the Lean/Agile methodologies and open source development for large-scale enterprise projects.


Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, 2:30 p.m. Eastern


Agile Development Practices Conference East

Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL


For more information or to arrange an interview with Mik Kersten please contact Christie Denniston at 303-581-7760 or by email at (cdenniston@catapultpr-ir.com).

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