SAN FRANCISCO, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ThoughtWorks Studios (www.thoughtworks-studios.com), a global leader in enterprise Agile development products and services, today announced the Spring 2011 Mingle User Group that will feature presentations from enterprise customers, Rackspace and Sun Guard Global Services, and ThoughtWorks Studios experts Jez Humble and Suzie Prince. The interactive online event is free and will be held on Wed., April 13, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern. To register please visit: (http://community.thoughtworks.com/posts/e4cb365195).
"Mingle continues to help enterprise customers adopt and scale Agile approaches that evolve in line with the unique needs of each customer organization," said Cyndi Mitchell, managing director for ThoughtWorks Studios. "The Mingle User Group will provide current and prospective customers an opportunity to learn firsthand how top development organizations are using Mingle to gain the utmost value and performance that Agile methods have to offer."
Mingle is the Agile project management platform of ThoughtWorks Studios' Adaptive ALM suite that includes Twist® (Agile test automation) and Go™ (Agile release management). Mingle's unique ability to manage any Agile method, from Scrum and Lean to "hybrid-Agile," allows organizations to develop new, innovative development methods while managing existing, legacy processes, including waterfall. This non-prescriptive, adaptive and open approach addresses the realities of IT application development, where a mix of tools and processes are used across the enterprise. Based on more than a decade of Agile innovation from parent company ThoughtWorks, Mingle provides real-time quality metrics within and across projects, and team collaboration capabilities that bridge the gap between business stakeholders, project managers, program managers, development teams and IT operations.
The Mingle User Group will provide best practices and practical tips for using Mingle to manage enterprise Agile projects. The day's events and presenters include:
- The Road to Continuous Delivery: Mingle at Rackspace: Troy Toman, director of engineering for cloud computing at Rackspace has been partnering with ThoughtWorks on large-scale projects for more than three years. He will walk-through real-world examples of how Mingle enables the leaders in cloud computing to stay a step ahead in the volatile cloud industry while getting to market fast.
- Powerfully Simply: Mingle at SunGard: Michael Green, senior manager at SunGard Global Services serves as a project leader and functional architect for custom and productized financial services applications at SunGard, a Fortune 500 company. Participants will see how Mingle enables the company to successfully deliver with an ROI of 4x and productivity increase of 15 percent.
- Continuous Delivery: Jez Humble, author of "Continuous Delivery" and director at ThoughtWorks Studios will discuss how ensuring quality software is released to users is often a painful, risky and time consuming process. During this presentation, Humble will outline the key principles and technical practices that enable rapid, incremental delivery of high quality and valuable new functionality to users.
- Tips-n-Tricks: Mingle Best Practices for New and Power Users: Suzie Prince, Mingle product manager at ThoughtWorks Studios will share her deep understanding of how to get the most from Mingle for all levels of users.
For complete information and to register for the Mingle User Group online event please visit, (http://community.thoughtworks.com/posts/e4cb365195).
About ThoughtWorks Studios
ThoughtWorks Studios is a global leader in Agile ALM products and training. A division of ThoughtWorks, Inc.®, the pioneer in Agile development and best-practices, it offers the tools, coaching and experience to help companies realize the full potential of Agile development in the enterprise. Its products, Mingle (Agile project management), Twist (Agile test automation) and Go (Agile release management), help organizations manage all aspects of the software development lifecycle – from requirements definition and portfolio management to test automation, quality assurance and release management. The company's Agile Workshops provide in-depth training that covers all facets of Agile ALM best practices. Customers include 3M, Barclays, BBC, eBay, Honeywell, McGraw-Hill, Rackspace and Vodafone. ThoughtWorks Studios is headquartered in San Francisco and Bangalore, with offices in London and select cities in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, please visit http://www.thoughtworks-studios.com/www.thoughtworks-studios.com.
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