PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Agile Alliance, (www.agilealliance.org) a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of Agile software development principles and practices, today announced the addition of a new board member and officers for the coming year. Declan Whelan, an Agile coach, was elected as a new Agile Alliance board member. Existing board members now serving as officers include Rebecca Parsons from ThoughtWorks, Ola Ellnestam from Agical, and Linda Cook from PayPal.
"The latest Agile Alliance board is comprised of some of the world's foremost experts in the Agile industry, and each is poised to meet our organization's goal to make the software industry more productive, humane and sustainable on an international scale," said Phil Brock, managing director of the Agile Alliance. "As we look ahead to the next year we will continue our work to extend the benefits of Agile practices to more organizations and individuals that are passionate about improving the productivity and efficiency of software development and delivery."
To help guide the organization's growth, the Agile Alliance membership elected one new member to its board of directors, along with three members to leadership positions, including:
Returning members of the 2012-2013 board include: Samuel Crescencio (Brazil), Paul Culling (Canada), Ester Derby (USA), Shane Hastie (New Zealand), Diana Larsen (USA), Pat Reed (USA), and Jim Newkirk (USA). Phil Brock (USA) continues to serve as managing director.
The Agile Alliance continues to increase its membership each year in line with the growing interest and adoption of Agile processes for software development. One key indicator of the increasing adoption of Agile practices is the continuing demand for Agile knowledge by enterprises looking to reap the benefits of the discipline. The Agile Alliance helps meet this demand by publishing content, conducting regional and international educational events and by hosting the industry's foremost event, the Agile Conference, which brings together development experts from around the globe.
The Agile2013 Conference is scheduled for Aug. 5 – 9 in Nashville, Tennessee. Agile2013 will continue as the leading international conference on Agile methods in software development, bringing together many disciplines in the fields of information systems and software development to foster the exchange of fresh ideas and best practices.
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About Agile Alliance
Agile Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development, as outlined in the (http://www.agilemanifesto.org/). With nearly 6,000 members located around the globe, Agile Alliance is driven by the principles of Agile methodologies and the value delivered to developers, organizations and end users. Agile Alliance organizes the annual Agile Conference, the industry's leading event that attracts practitioners, academia, business and vendor-partner community members from around the globe. The Agile2013 Conference is scheduled for August 5-9 in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information about the organization, please visit (http://www.agilealliance.org/).
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