AgileCamp 2014 organizers expect more than 200 attendees, including Agile novices, practitioners, and experts, as well as corporate executives keen to build and implement innovative Agile strategies for managing IT development teams and projects and increasing productivity in their companies—strategies based on four basic values: individuals and interactions over processes and tools; working software over comprehensive documentation;
Hosted this year by Bratton & Company and eBay/Pay Pal, AgileCamp is one of the largest Agile gatherings in the Silicon Valley, attracting professionals from various disciplines and levels for a full day of keynotes, featured speakers, workshops, and networking focused on exploring and applying Agile principles and practices in order to make the IT industry more productive. Attendees listen, learn, discuss, and teach practices that help businesses succeed. A majority of attendees represent prominent technology companies including eBay, PayPal, Yahoo!, Cisco, LinkedIn, StubHub, Ericsson, HP, Comcast, Twitter, Facebook, Salesforce, Symantec, Oracle, Visa, and others.
"AgileCamp enables individuals to understand more how Agile works," says lead organizer Stacey Louie, CEO, Bratton & Company, "and how companies can benefit from using Agile to increase their value and innovation at a rapid pace. These two days are intense for the IT development industry, offering a wide range of information and tools that people can take back to the workplace and act on the next business day."
Registration for the Saturday, May 3, all-day conference is $175, and includes access to some of the industry's most prominent speakers, opportunities to network with industry leaders and peers, lunch, and giveaways. Registration for the Friday, May 2, four-hour pre-conference workshop, "Intro to Basic Agile; Intro to Kanban; and Intro to Agile Facilitation Tools," is $99. For more details and to register, visit www.agilecamp.org.
Hosted by Bratton & Company, Inc., and eBay/Pay Pal, AgileCamp is sponsored by VersionOne and Swift Kanban.
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The Agile manifesto, developed in 2001, describes four values in response to traditional approaches to managing software development projects: individuals and interactions over processes and tools; working software over comprehensive documentation;
David J Anderson, CEO, LeanKanban University
David J. Anderson is a thought leader in managing effective software teams and technology development. He leads a consulting, training, and publishing business focused on developing, promoting, and implementing sustainable evolutionary approaches for management of knowledge workers. With thirty years experience in the high technology industry, Anderson has led software teams delivering superior productivity and quality using innovative Agile methods at Sprint, Motorola, and Microsoft, among others. Anderson is the pioneer of the Kanban Method, an evolutionary approach to change. He is the CEO of Lean-Kanban University, a business dedicated to assuring quality of training in Lean and Kanban for global knowledge workers, and the author of three books: Kanban – Successful Evolutionary Change for your Technology Business; Lessons in Agile Management: On the Road to Kanban; and Agile Management for Software Engineering – Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results.