AgilePalooza Boston: VersionOne to Host Agile Conference for Regional Software Community

What: AgilePalooza ( is a community event presented by VersionOne (

A fun, low cost event linking internationally recognized coaches and trainers with the local software community, AgilePalooza is a day of collaboration, education and advancement of agile methods.

For $69 attendees receive a full day of agile learning, lunch and a choice of participating in one of two tracks; Practicing Agile and Planning Agile. These tracks offer topics ideal for those newer to agile as well as more experienced practitioners.

Where: AgilePalooza Boston will be held at:

Four Points by Sheraton
1125 Boston Providence Turnpike
Norwood, MA 02062
Phone: (781) 551-3552

When: Friday, November 4, 2011

Who: AgilePalooza Boston has secured a line-up of experienced and talented agile experts and educators, including:

David Bulkin is a technologist and process engineer with over 20 years experience in applying lean processes to manage portfolios, projects, people, process, and technology for competitive advantage. As a practitioner, coach and regular speaker, he has helped numerous teams, in the public and private sectors, apply agile project management and engineering methods. Previously, David was a VP at JP Morgan Chase, where he managed large scale, mission-critical technology projects. He maintains sharp and relevant agile skills through frequent strategic board level and hands-on implementation activities.

Johnny Scarborough is the Eliassen Group’s Chief Agilist. His primary focus is helping enterprises truly adopt Agile methods in their product development operations. Prior to joining Eliassen Group, Johnny created and built his own Agile coaching and consulting firm working with clients to create high performance teams based on his 25+ years of product development experience. Previously, Johnny was the VP of Product Engineering and Chief Agile Evangelist at GlobalLogic, a multinational off-shore development company, where he created and led the center of excellence within GlobalLogic to establish Agile as a standard development process to be used in client engagements.

Steven Ropa is currently an Agile coach and product trainer for VersionOne. He has spent the last 17 years in the software development industry, first as a programmer and later as a development manager and director. He has been involved in the Agile development scene for the past 10 years, serving as an active contributor to the Agile Denver community and on the organizing committee for Agile 2005. He has taught and led teams, varying in size from small shops to large, in their transition to agile.

Jason Tanner is a Senior Consultant at Enthiosys and has over 18 years of professional experience in software, telecommunications and the Marine Corps. His expertise spans Agile software product management, product marketing, business planning, partner management, project management and leadership. Jason’s prior experience includes migrating from waterfall to Agile development methods and close collaboration with engineering to integrate product management into the Agile workflow.

John Galioto is an Executive Vice President at emergn, a certified scrum master and an industry leader in agile best practices. He has over 25 years of global IT consulting experience including 10 at the executive management level. During his career John has helped many Fortune 1000 clients throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa realize dramatic business results on strategic consulting and systems development and integration projects. John began working with agile in 2004 and is passionate about developing software in an iterative manner.
Giora Morein is a Principal Agile Coach and Co-Founder of BigVisible Solutions. He specializes in rapidly ramping up new Agile and Scrum teams through practical training, hands-on mentoring, and coaching. The programs Giora develops focus on all aspects of Agile, including principles, practices, and strategic thinking. His consulting experience spans Fortune-class companies, such as Merrill Lynch, Fidelity, John Hancock, SSGA, Cessna Aircraft, Bell Helicopter, McKesson, and GE Healthcare (formerly IDX). He has helped these large organizations to successfully scale their agility initiatives in size and across locations. Giora is a Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) and PMI-Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Other: For more information on AgilePalooza, or to register to attend, please visit: and

About VersionOne

VersionOne is recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile project management tools. By simplifying the planning and tracking of agile projects, we help teams deliver better software faster. Since 2002, companies such as AAA, Adobe, Boeing, bwin, Lilly, Lockheed Martin, NASDAQ, Qualcomm, Sabre and Siemens have turned to VersionOne. Today more than 30,000 teams from over 170 countries use VersionOne. Agile Made Easier @