VersionOne to Host Agile Conference for Regional Software Community

What: AgilePalooza is a community event presented by VersionOne. Meant to be 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 $89 attendees receive a full day of agile learning, lunch and a choice of participating in one of two tracks; Practicing Agile or Planning Agile. These tracks offer topics ideal for those newer to agile as well as more experienced practitioners.

Where: AgilePalooza Philadelphia will be held at:

Crowne Plaza Valley Forge
260 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: 610-265-7500

When: June 10, 2011

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

Diana Larsen consults with leaders and teams to create work processes where innovation, inspiration, and imagination flourish. With more than fifteen years of experience working with technical professionals, Diana brings focus to the human side of organizations, teams and projects. Diana co-authored Agile Retrospectives:

Making Good Teams Great! and is current chair of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors. 

David Bulkin David is a strong leader, technologist and process engineer with over 20 years experience in applying lean processes to manage portfolios, projects, people, process, and technology for competitive advantage. He has helped numerous teams apply agile project management and engineering methods as a practitioner and coach. He is a frequent speaker at user groups and blogs on the subject. David’s career has spanned both the public and private sector. He built an electronic commerce startup from the ground up, and also managed large scale, mission critical technology projects as a VP at JP Morgan Chase. He is frequently engaged in both strategic board level, and hands on implementation (analysis, design, coding) activities, keeping his agile coaching and training skills sharp and relevant. He is on the Board of Directors at the Center for Program Transformation (CPT) and Ocean 20 Technologies Group.

John Rudd was formerly a partner in a financial consulting and investment banking firm where he led the firm’s financial practice including advisory services, mergers and acquisitions, and interim management. He has filled multiple interim executive roles including CEO, president, CFO, and chief restructuring officer. Earlier in his career, Rudd was CFO of a West Coast oil company and a commodity lender for ING. John received his B.S. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and his MBA from the University of Southern California.

Johnny Scarborough, Eliassen Group’s Chief Agilist is focused on helping enterprises achieve greater value delivered to its customers through coaching and consulting with teams to guide them to pragmatically and 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, he was also 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 their various client engagements across the world.

Burkhard Duemler, R&D Manager of Siemens Healthcare manages several globally distributed R&D teams (US, Romania, India) developing an enterprise-wide information system using agile development methods.

Steve Paro is currently an Agile and Product Consultant for VersionOne Software.  He comes to the Agile life cycle management tool company having most recently been an independent agile coach and trainer, working with clients nationwide to improve their understanding and application of agile principles and techniques.  He has worked with dozens of scrum teams, helping organizations realize significant improvements in quality, productivity and customer satisfaction.  As a trainer, Steve has trained hundreds of IT and development professionals on agile project management, requirements definition, process adoption and team best practices.

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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 Adobe, Boeing, bwin, Intuit, Lilly, Lockheed Martin, McKesson, Oppenheimer, Qualcomm, Sabre and Siemens have turned to VersionOne. Today more than 30,000 teams from over 170 countries use VersionOne. Agile Made Easier @