VMC Consulting and Rally Software Host Agile Café

Redmond, WA, October 30, 2011 --(PR.com)-- VMC Consulting and Rally Software have partnered to host an Agile Café event in Bellevue on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. This event focuses on Agile development best practices and practical application, including discussions from VMC and Rally experts showcasing how Rally’s software helped bring a successful Agile culture to a client company. The event will be at the Westin Bellevue in Bellevue, WA from 9:00am-12:00pm PST on Wednesday, November 2.

“We have designed a session that gives a hands-on application of practices that we’ve found helpful in Agile development environments,” said Scott Bowen, Director of Software Development at VMC. “We will share some success stories on a project where we partnered with Rally, and then we’ll take you through some interactive exercises to help break down some of the cultural and social blocks that interfere with adopting and scaling Agile practices successfully.”

“I’m always excited to share real-world advice about Agile and some of the key characteristics seen in high-performance delivery teams and organizations,” said Ann Konkler, Agile Coach at Rally Software. “As an Agile Coach, I love helping others understand and achieve the benefits of an adaptive work culture, fostered by collaborative leadership and motivated teams.”

At this session, attendees will learn how Agile tools and best practices can increase visibility across teams and reduce defects. The benefit of establishing a strong foundation in Agile methodology, including meeting iteration commitments and successful release planning, can help an organization scale Agile from a single team to multiple teams or even across the enterprise.

The Agile Café will include presenting an Agile case study success story, a workshop by VMC on building teamwork, a Rally Software Demo and an interactive Q&A with VMC and Rally Software presenters. For more information on attending or to register, please visit http://forms.rallydev.com/forms/AgileCafe-Bellevue?src=invite1 or call VMC at 425-558-7700.

About VMC
VMC is a technology consulting and outsourcing company that provides flexible and scalable build, run and support solutions. More specifically, VMC provides development, integration and quality assurance as “build” services, IT outsourcing and HelpDesk as “run” services, and customer care solutions including end-user and technical support, sales and retention support as “support” services. VMC partners with businesses for competitive advantages through the effective application of people, process and technology. Using proven methodologies and world-class talent and resources, VMC delivers targeted solutions for the unique business needs of our customers.

By tailoring solutions to address specific challenges, VMC becomes a true partner for helping businesses reach high performance goals. Our value is in our blend of proven experience, skilled expertise and defined thought leadership. VMC is positioned to help through both consulting and outsourcing that delivers results. Learn more by visiting our web site at www.vmc.com.

About Rally Software
Rally is the recognized leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM). We are dedicated to helping organizations embrace Agile and Lean development practices that increase the pace of innovation and improve product quality. According to a study by QSM Associates, software-driven companies that rely on Rally's Agile ALM products and services are 50% faster to market and 25% more productive than industry averages. The company's experienced services group, including training through Agile University, guides companies through the organizational change required to become innovative, Agile businesses. Together, Rally's Agile ALM platform and its leading Kanban-based project collaboration tool, AgileZen, support more than 115,000 users in 98 countries. For more information, visit www.rallydev.com.

VMC Consulting
Brian Talbot