AgilePalooza Irvine: VersionOne to Host Agile Conference for Regional Software Community Featuring Keynote Speaker David Hussman

VersionOne’s AgilePalooza is Just around the Corner

What: AgilePalooza ( is a community event presented by VersionOne ( AgilePaloozas are fun, low cost events that bring internationally recognized coaches and trainers into communities for a day of learning and advancing agile methods. AgilePalooza is a day of collaboration, education and advancement of agile methods.

Use code V1Save20 to register for $49. 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 Irvine will be held at:

Marriott Newport Beach
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone: (949) 640-4000

When: December 9, 2011

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

David Hussman owns and leads DevJam, coaching and producing products with companies of all sizes around the world. His coaching style is non-dogmatic, challenging and pragmatic. David’s maps tools to contextual needs in a way that seeds self-discovery and avoids the expert trap of simply telling people what they “should do”. His newest publication is Cutting an Agile Groove, a series of instructional videos that cover topics such as coaching, product design and planning to learn. David was given the 2009 Gordon Pask Award for his coaching contributions to the Agile Community at large.

Diana Larsen sparks the creation of workplaces where productive teams display resilience in times of change and focus on frequent delivery of high value software their customers want and use. Drawing on over 15 years of experience working with technical professionals, Diana leads system-wide groups in collaborative thinking and planning, as well as guiding teams through project kick-offs, chartering and retrospectives. Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great! and posts at her blog, “Partnerships & Possibilities”. Diana discovers solutions and possibilities where others find only barriers and obstacles.

Valerie Morris is a ScrumMaster and Agile coach. With over 20 years of experience in software development as an analyst and project manager, she has depth of experience in the telecommunications and financial services industries. She is passionate about collaborating with clients and helping them achieve their goals.

As a change agent, Valerie is skilled in helping large companies adopt Agile and scale it throughout the enterprise. She is certified as both a Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP), and also holds Six Sigma Green Belt.

Scott Dunn
Scott Dunn is an Agile Coach with BigVisible. He is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and ScrumMaster (CSM) with more than 15 years of experience in management, project management (PMP), engagement management, and software development (MCSD). Scott has experience in social media, systems integration, mortgage banking, healthcare, entertainment, defense, staffing, e-commerce, and public sector while working with Fortune 500, Inc 500, and start-up companies. Scott is also the founder of the Orange County APLN.

Michael DePaoli
Michael DePaoli is an experienced agile coach and practitioner who is passionate about working with organizations and individual teams to help them deliver high-value, high-quality software. Over 26 years in IT, Michael’s roles have included analyst, software engineer, quality engineer, development manager, project manager, director of engineering, VP of R&D, CTO and consultant. He is energized by working with people at all organizational levels to help make agile and lean practices relevant and effective.

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About VersionOne

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