Agile Alliance Announces Call for Speakers for Agile 2008 Conference

    Largest conference on Agile software development expands sessions in
    response to growing demand for Agile knowledge

    TORONTO, Dec. 5 /CNW/ -- The Agile Alliance, a non-profit organization
dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development, today
announced it is accepting submissions for the program at Agile 2008
Conference, the industry's leading Agile development event, scheduled for Aug.
4 - 8 in Toronto In its sixth year,
the Agile Conference provides independent software vendors, software
consultants and in-house corporate development teams with the knowledge and
shared experiences that lead to successful Agile programs.
    "Agile 2008 will showcase the latest techniques, technologies and
advancements in Agile software development," said Rachel Davies, Agile 2008
conference chair. "We encourage anyone who is passionate about the benefits of
Agile -- and has insights to share about applying Agile -- to review our call
for participation and put forward a session proposal to be considered for the
extensive program."
    Agile 2008 connects attendees with the foremost leaders in the Agile
domain, enriching the collective body of knowledge and influencing the line of
thought in the field. It encourages debate and fosters innovative ideas based
on real-world implementations for executives, managers, software development
practitioners and researchers from labs and academia. This year, the
conference will broaden its scope to include an ever-increasing and diverse
Agile community. In addition, in response to the 2007's sold-out conference,
the Agile Alliance has selected a larger venue to accommodate more than 1,600
    Conference organizers welcome submissions targeted at audiences of all
experience levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced). Interested individuals
are encouraged to submit ideas and proposals for sessions via an online
submission system at Following core agile
principles , this year's program selection will incorporate an iterative
feedback process for those submitting session proposals. All proposals will be
made available for review by the Agile community, enabling presenters to
receive feedback and modify their abstracts based on suggested improvements
until the final deadline of Feb. 25, 2008.

    For more information on Agile 2008, visit
    About Agile Software Development

    Agile accentuates the use of rich collaboration and the frequent delivery
of fully-operational tested systems, as well as fostering the human component
of software development. Agile focuses on delivering business value early and
being able to incorporate emergent requirements. The discipline accentuates
the use of rich communication channels and frequent delivery of running,
tested systems, while attending to the human aspect of software development.

    About the Agile Alliance

    The Agile Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting
the concepts of Agile software development and helping organizations adopt
those concepts. The concepts are outlined in the Manifesto for Agile Software
Development ( For more information about the
organization, visit

    Agile 2007 Media Contact:
    Catapult PR-IR
    Christie Denniston
    Office: 303-581-7760 ext.  13
    Cell: 303-827-5164

For further information:

For further information: Christie Denniston of Catapult PR-IR, (303)
581-7760 ext. 13, cell, (303) 827-5164,, for The
Agile Alliance Web Site:,

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