Explore the future of Agile at “Agile India 2010″
— ThoughtWorks Inc, a leading global IT professional services firm specializing in Global Distributed Agile delivery is a key sponsor and participant at ‘Agile India 2010′. Organized by the Agile Software Community of India (ASCI), this 2-day event will be held in Mumbai on Jan 16th and 17th, 2010 and Bangalore on Jan 22nd and 23rd, 2010. Now in its 5th year since inception, Agile India 2010 will feature talks, tutorials and workshops by key ThoughtWorkers and experienced Agile practitioners across the Indian IT landscape.
This year, the focus of Agile India 2010 is on Agile enthusiasts who’ve “been there, done that and want to explore the future of Agile”. Targeted at Agile practitioners, researchers and educators, Agile India 2010 offers an ideal platform to network and learn about the latest research and cutting-edge Agile industry practices directly from the experts through talks, hands-on technical sessions, workshops, competitions and tutorials.
Speaking on the occasion Ajey Gore, Head – Global IT Operations said “ThoughtWorks spearheaded the Agile movement internationally and brought Agile into the mainstream, here in India eight years back. We are the pioneers for distributed agile practices have been a strong supporters of the Agile India community. This event is an excellent medium to promote and build visibility of Agile in India. ThoughtWorks always wants to give back to community – our active participation and sponsorships are one of the few ways to fulfil our commitments towards the agile community in India.”
Some of the highlights of Agile India 2010 include “Programming with the Stars” – a fun post-lunch segment each day where “ordinary” conference attendees will be paired with legendary senior developers who have attained a high degree of mastery in Agile development. The duos will perform live on stage in front of a panel of judges that include names like David Hussman, J. B. Rainsberger and Jeff Patton. Other talks by senior ThoughtWorkers include “Continuous Monitoring for Continuous Improvement” by Sreekanth V and Nilakanta Mallick and “Facilitating Dialogue in situations of Conflict” by Sumeet Moghe and Rixt Wiersma. Allow Sai Venkatakrishnan and Harikrishnan help you retrospect at the monotony that has crept into the way you work and how it affects being Agile in their presentation on “Breaking the Monotony”. And if that isn’t enough, seize the opportunity to learn from others’ experiences in a memorable way through “Agile Fiascos – Art Gallery”, an interactive 60-minute workshop conducted by the dynamic duo of Chirag and Dhaval Doshi, developers who’ve worked on large Agile teams at ThoughtWorks.
Every Agile India conference in the past has left delegates coming away with new ideas on how to apply Agile practices in development and delivery. Agile India 2010 promises to be no different. For more information on the conference venue, program and registration visit www.agileindia.org.
Source: Press release distribution via India PRwire
Notes to Editor
ThoughtWorks, Inc. (www.thoughtworks.com) is a global IT consultancy providing systems development, consulting, and transformation services and products to Global 1000 companies. The company’s pioneering approach, which includes industry-acclaimed Agile and Lean best practices, helps CIOs maximize investment performance across a portfolio of complex, business critical applications, while reducing time and risk. In 2006, ThoughtWorks Studios was founded to create software products based on the best practices established during the company’s history. ThoughtWorks’ 1300+ professionals serve clients from offices in Australia, Canada, China, India, Singapore, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. In India ThoughtWorks has offices in Bangalore, Pune and Chennai with close to 600 employees.
Agile Software Community of India (ASCI) is a registered society founded by a group of Agile enthusiasts and practitioners from companies that practice Agile Software Development methodologies. ASCI’s focus is Agile and related light weight methodologies/philosophies.
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