Agile 2006 Conference launches Leadership Summit to explore models for innovative agile enterprises

Mainstream Adoption of Agile Drives Interest as Methodologies Help Software-Driven Organizations Innovate and Transform From Business as Usual

MINNEAPOLIS, July 11, 2006 -- The Agile Project Leadership Network and the Agile Alliance, both non-profit organizations dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development, today announced the first Agile Leadership Summit scheduled for Wed., July 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CST) at the Agile 2006 Conference being held in Minneapolis (

The Agile Leadership Summit brings together world-class experts who have been practicing and developing successful Agile development programs since its early beginnings and applied them to the business enterprise. The Agile Leadership Summit is designed to help attendees discover how organizations adopt and scale Agile development practices -- one of the fastest growing trends in the technology industry. The Agile Leadership Summit educates attendees through a tutorial and experience track in parallel with discovery and discussion in think-tank breakout sessions that build on each other as the day progresses.

"The Agile 2006 Conference Leadership Summit provides an opportunity for developers and leaders to present their vision for the future of Agile," said Pollyanna Pixton, chair of the Leadership Summit. "Agile 2006 is without question the premier conference focused on Agile development. The Leadership Summit allows esteemed experts who are at the forefront of Agile to share insights on the adoption and scaling of Agile practices, deal with barriers to success and share ideas on how organizations can introduce and sustain Agile programs throughout the enterprise."

Featured sessions at the Agile Leadership Summit include:

* "What is an Agile Leader," Tim Lister will provide the principles of Agile Project Leadership in the framework of the Declaration of Interdependence.

* "How to Be an Agile Leader," Jim Highsmith will present sample practices that support Agile Project Leadership Principles.

A lunch panel will highlight the experiences of senior executives from several Fortune 500 companies, including Steven Ambrose, director IT, DTE Energy; Bud Phillips, vice president, Capital One; Israel Gat, vice president, infrastructure management BMC; and, Peter George, senior vice president, Kronos.

Agile 2006 is the premier event for independent software vendors, software consultants and in-house corporate development teams interested in learning from foremost Agile experts on how to successfully implement and scale Agile methodologies. Agile development is one of the fastest growing trends in technology today, as it focuses on delivering business value early in the project life cycle that is based on timely customer and market demands.

For more information on Agile 2006, or to register, visit

SOURCE Agile 2006 Alliance

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