Agile Executive Forum Confirms 2015 Program Agile Executive Forum brings together leaders from prominent companies to share the latest strategic thinking and best practices in Agile

PORTLAND, Ore., July 13, 2015 /CNW/ -- Agile Alliance today confirmed the program for the fifth annual Agile Executive Forum, to be held August 3 in conjunction with the Agile2015 conference in Washington, D.C. The Agile Executive Forum brings together senior executives to share experiences and best practices on how Agile is being implemented and scaled within an enterprise environment.

"At the 2015 Agile Executive Forum, we're excited about both building on past events and extending into the future of Agile", said Sanjiv Augustine, Executive Forum co-chair. "Our theme is Building the Lean Enterprise, and we're thrilled to have executive speakers who will share their battle stories and leadership journeys with attendees."

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mark Schwartz, CIO, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Gill Haus, VP of Digital Innovation, Capital One
  • Nicole Forsgren, Director of Organizational Performance and Analytics, Chef
  • Randy Salley, VP of Application Development, Walmart Stores
  • Michael Gioja, SVP of Information Technology, Product Management and Development, Paychex
  • Chris Cate, CIO, Cox Target Media

The Agile Executive Forum is intended to explore enterprise agility strategies from several key perspectives:

  • Large, diverse organizations with established processes, cultures and attitudes
  • Powerful ways to see and control your most critical business initiatives
  • How enterprise agility can enhance value delivery

"This year's executive forum will explore the latest strategic thinking in Lean/Agile principles and how to apply them toward building a Lean Enterprise," said Linda Cook, Executive Forum co-chair. "Attendees will learn how to improve time-to-market and quickly deliver sustainable business value, yielding a greater competitive advantage and fostering greater profitability."

The Agile Executive Forum is structured as a combination of compelling keynotes and short presentations of experiences spotlighting innovative success stories and transformation challenges, breakout discussions with exploration and problem resolution, and group events with opportunities for networking and community-building. A Scaling Agile Panel discussion with Dot Tudor (TCC), Dean Leffingwell (Scaled Agile, Inc.), Jeff Sutherland (Scrum Inc.), Scott Ambler (Scott Ambler + Associates) and Craig Larman (LeSS) will further illuminate best practices that have proven effective in the real world.

Offered as a convenient one-day event, mid- to senior-level executives can tailor their agendas with a carefully selected portfolio of presentations and conversations to integrate enterprise agility into future strategies that align seemingly disparate goals, teams and reserves.

Attendance at the 2015 Agile Executive Forum is limited to 125 participants, and costs $350 for Agile Alliance members and $500 for non-members. The price includes a full one-year Agile Alliance membership plus a discount for the Agile2015 conference to be held August 3-7 in Washington, D.C.

About the Agile Alliance

Agile Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development, as outlined in the Agile Manifesto. With nearly 18,000 members and subscribers located around the globe, the Alliance is driven by the principles of Agile methodologies and the value delivered to developers, organizations and end users. Agile Alliance organizes the annual Agile20xx Conference, the industry's premier event that attracts practitioners, academia, business and vendor-partner community members from around the globe.

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