ThoughtWorks' Jez Humble to Present Continuous Delivery to Executive Audience in Chicago and San Francisco

Complimentary, invitation-only events to help IT executives gain practical and useful insights into Continuous Delivery for the enterprise

Oct 12, 2011, 09:03 ET from ThoughtWorks, Inc.

CHICAGO and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ThoughtWorks, Inc. (, the global leader in enterprise Agile development services, today announced that Jez Humble, co-author of the acclaimed book Continuous Delivery, will be speaking at two complimentary, invitation-only executive events on Continuous Delivery in Chicago (Oct. 21) and San Francisco (Nov. 11). Humble will outline the principles and technical practices that enable rapid, incremental delivery of high quality software, providing an engine for business innovation. For more information and to register for the Chicago event please visit: ( To register for the San Francisco event please visit: (

"As Agile in the enterprise matures and reaches further into IT operations, Continuous Delivery helps organizations reduce the risk and time it takes to deliver quality software," said Humble, a principal at ThoughtWorks Studios. "I look forward to helping IT executives develop strategies to innovate rapidly and increase feedback from customers by applying the tools provided by Continuous Delivery."

These executive events offer IT professionals the opportunity to engage with ThoughtWorks industry experts and to learn how Continuous Delivery is shaping the future of software development. Continuous Delivery is a revolutionary Agile methodology that enables any team, including teams within enterprise IT organizations, to achieve rapid, reliable releases through better collaboration between developers, testers, operations and the business. It also enables the automation of the build, deploy, test and release process to massively reduce both cycle time and the transaction cost of putting out new releases.

During the talk Humble will discuss the value of Continuous Delivery to the business, with reference to the Lean Startup movement. He will present the principles and practices of Continuous Delivery, the deployment pipeline, acceptance test driven development, zero-downtime releases and incremental development. He will then outline how Continuous Delivery creates a holistic ecosystem that includes DevOps, cloud computing, Agile testing and continuous deployment.

The Continuous Delivery Executive Events are currently scheduled for Chicago on Oct. 21, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at ThoughtWorks corporate headquarters, 25th floor of the AON Center (lunch included). The San Francisco event is scheduled for Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (breakfast included) at the Hotel Kabuki. For more information and to register for the Chicago event please visit: ( or for the San Francisco event please visit: (

About ThoughtWorks
ThoughtWorks, Inc. is a global IT consultancy providing Agile-based systems development, consulting and transformation services to Global 1000 companies. It has pioneered many of the most advanced and successful Agile methods of software development and best practices used in the industry today. At its core, ThoughtWorks helps its clients maximize investment and performance across a portfolio of complex, business-critical applications, while reducing time and risk. Its products division, ThoughtWorks Studios, offers tools to manage the entire Agile development lifecycle through its Adaptive ALM™ suite, comprised of Mingle®, Go™ and Twist®. ThoughtWorks employs 1,700 professionals to serve clients from offices in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information please visit: (

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