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Pillar to Host Executive Seminar on Business Value of Agile Software Development

Pillar Technology will host an executive seminar focused on the business value of Agile software development practices. This multi-city event will discuss real world value examples derived from the analysis of more than 120 Agile development projects.

Brighton, MI, November 13, 2008 --( Pillar Technology <> announces today that it will host an executive seminar on Agile software development and Enterprise Value Modeling.

“Many organizations adopt Agile processes like Scrum and XP.” said Gary Gentry, CEO and Founder of Pillar. “They become effective at iterative and incremental delivery, and increase their software quality higher than it's ever been, yet they fail to harness the new productivity to deliver anything of real business value.”

Former NASA software engineer and Pillar Vice President Chris Beale will keynote the seminars. “Effective Agile product management can accelerate and increase ROI.” said Chris Beale. “This interactive seminar environment will allow participants to explore an approach to identifying high value feature sets, Enterprise Value Modeling.”

Seminar topics will include:
What makes you Agile?
What aspects of Agile software development are the most important?
How to prepare yourself for the Agile transformation.
Common mistakes to avoid in transitioning to an Agile environment.
Which inspection practices can keep you on track?

Events will be held in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Troy, Columbus and Cincinnati. There is no charge for the seminar, but space is limited. For more information or to register, visit:

About Pillar

Pillar Technology Group is a value focused, IT consulting firm that specializes in the software construction and integration of mission critical applications. Pillar focus saves clients time and money while training and mentoring staff for optimized clarity, competence and culture. Pillar has formally defined Speed-to-Value (S2V), a blended approach to software development using the best tenets of Agile, Scrum, XP, Six Sigma and more. With a focus on value and high quality velocity, Pillar consistently produces 30% more tangible, measurable business results by leveraging the fastest development process available, with the greatest return on investment (ROI).

Jim Niffin
Pillar Technology
(248) 228-0065

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