People10 to Host an Agile Leadership Event in Frankfurt

The in-person event, Agile 2.0 – learn to lead the way in this new world of agile delivery, is slated for May 8th, 2012 at Steigenberger Airport hotel, Frankfurt.

Frankfurt, Germany, April 21, 2012 --( People10 is hosting an agile leadership event in May. The in person event, Agile 2.0 – Learn to lead the way in this new world of agile delivery, is slated for Tuesday, May 8th, and is open for registrations.

Just in time, when Forbes declared agile as the best kept management secret on the planet explaining how to solve the conundrum of attaining disciplined execution, while continuously innovating, People10 is committed to unveiling the secret through helping executives take a deeper dive into the business value, practices, and scaling with agile practices. The article dispels the classic myths on how agile has proven its value in thousands of organizations around the world and how the management has disagreed to acknowledge.

The In person event, which requires registration, will feature speakers Nisha Shoukath, Co-founder and principal Agilist at People10, and Laurent Sarrazin, Agile center head at SGCIB, a top 10 investment bank. They have been responsible for managing large technology teams delivering mission critical applications for the enterprise and have been widely acknowledged for bringing organization wide change in favor of agile practices orchestrating workshops for executives in fortune 100 enterprises across sectors like IT, telecom, manufacturing, construction, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, banking and insurance. Laurent is an agile transformation veteran, executive agile coach and celebrated speaker at many agile, IT strategy conferences and briefings globally.

The event is divided into three sessions, followed by a complimentary Lunch and networking opportunity for the attending executives. First session (Business value of agile) will educate the attendees about connecting the dots between business and IT agility, quantified ROI and reduced TCO through the use of agile methods, and recent trends in agile that need attention from executives. The next part of the session will emphasize on how executives can separate real agile from the hoax, emphasizing on the right practices in an end to end agile delivery cycle, right projects that need agile where as the ones that needn’t, Existing practices done right, New engineering practices like continuous delivery and productivity frameworks.

In the market where software vendors onshore and offshore have been using agile software development as a selling advantage to gain more projects that execute on the traditional waterfall delivering significantly less value, this session will shed light into governing those projects seamlessly asking the right questions and expecting the right output. The session will also emphasize on how you can induce the right performance metrics into your respective processes, no matter at what stage of maturity you are to ensure you still continue to improve on implemented practices. The third session is planned to help executives on how they can scale their agile delivery capabilities in-house and using offshore to their advantage.

The session will feature a large scale agile transformation success story, solving the problems in classic waterfall delivery by implementing agile practices helping executives take control of their projects with transparency and quality. Session 3 will also help you create a customized roadmap for your success including how to define agile contracts, how to source agile skills and agile governance and PMO.

A Forrester report released lately has emphasized the value organizations have gained through executing agile projects at offshore. With more events rolled out globally on the value of agile development and scaling with agile offshore delivery, People10 is committed to helping organizations leverage both agile development and offshoring strategic benefits in the right way to create a long term advantage. Moving away from the myth of increased cost in outsourcing, according to a survey conducted by the CIO magazine, lower cost was cited as a reason by 78% of the IT Executives in support of outsourcing. Greatest saving realized in the field of labour costs (86%), and reduced timelines (37%). On the flipside, IT departments reported an increase in productivity (44%), competitive advantage (30%), and internal customer satisfaction (20%). Number speaks for them. With Agile projects executed at offshore, you could solve the classic problems of failed IT projects.

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