VersionOne’s AgilePalooza Community Event Comes to Portland, Oregon

VersionOne, recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile management tools, today announced that its popular AgilePalooza event is coming to Portland, OR on April 13th.

AgilePalooza is a community event that brings together internationally recognized agile coaches and trainers with local software professionals. Attendees will learn about advancing agile methods through workshops and collaborative sessions.

During breakout sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in group discussions. The keynote presentation, ‘Creating Strawberry Jam: A Roadmap for Enterprise Agile Transformation,’ will be delivered by Dr. Ahmed Sidky, also known as Dr. Agile.

About the Event


Attendees will benefit from several educational sessions and workshops delivered by recognized and experienced agile experts, including:

Dr. Ahmed Sidky has a Ph.D. in value–based process frameworks for effective agile adoption. Ahmed’s work has gained popularity and respect in the agile community as a pragmatic approach for organizations of all sizes attempting to adopt agile.

Ahmed is frequently referred to as “Dr. Agile,” on account of developing a free online agile readiness assessment tool named Doctor Agile ( He is the co–author of a top-rated agile adoption book, Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World. On Twitter @ASidky

Diana Larsen Drawing on 15+ years of experience working with technical professionals, Diana is a pragmatic agile consultant with FutureWorks Consulting. Diana leads system-wide groups in collaborative thinking and planning, as well as guiding teams through project kick-offs, chartering and retrospectives.

She coaches managers and leaders on their roles in a changing workplace, and presents workshops on agile adoption, self-organizing team development, team leadership and management, organizational change, and leading retrospectives. Diana is a current officer and former chair of the Agile Alliance Board of Directors, and has co-authored Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great! On Twitter @DianaofPortland

Dave Sharrock drives change within technology-driven organizations through the introduction of agile product development practices, using agile frameworks such as Scrum.

As an agile coach, Dave works closely with clients to help introduce sustainable agile change into an organization, providing direction and coaching to executive management teams, supporting organizations to overcome the challenges of agility at scale, and introducing and working with agile teams and product managers on the implementation and improvement of agile methods. On Twitter @DaveSharrock


For $69, attendees receive a full day of agile learning, lunch and the opportunity to participate in one of two tracks: Practicing Agile and Planning Agile. The Practicing Agile track is geared toward those interested in agile fundamentals and engineering practices and the Planning Agile track is for those planning and managing multiple teams and projects.

Additionally, the all-afternoon Open Space continues to provide great opportunities for learning. Open Space is a fun, interactive, simple, collaborative discussion format where all attendees have a chance to share best practices with peers and VersionOne’s network of experts.


Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220; (503) 281-2500


Friday, April 13, 2012; 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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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 50,000 teams from around the globe use VersionOne. Agile Made Easier @

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