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AGILE2014 conference hosts round-table discussion with leading industry analysts.

-- Top industry analysts gather together during annual event to discuss latest Agile trends and best practices

PORTLAND, Oregon, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agile Alliance (, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the advancement of Agile software development principles and practices, will host an Industry Analyst Round Table at the AGILE2014 conference (, featuring leading research analysts from Cutter Consortium, Gartner Research, IDC and VDC Research. The panel discussion will take place on Tuesday, July 29 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Eastern at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando.

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The session, titled "Agile Trends and Future Directions," explores the latest innovations and best practices being deployed within enterprise IT organizations, as well as the latest trends in Agile software development. The research analysts will provide a unique perspective and industry knowledge gained through work with leading vendors and IT organizations. A Q&A format allows attendees to steer the session in directions that are most pertinent to today's business challenges. The Round Table, moderated by Jim Newkirk, Vice President of Engineering at CenturyLink Cloud, includes: Tom Grant of Cutter Consortium, Nathan Wilson of Gartner Research, Melinda Ballou of IDC and Andre Girard of VDC Research.

"To have top industry research analysts join together to discuss their 'real world' industry experiences offers exceptional insight into best practices and future trends for the Agile community," said AGILE2014 Conference Chair Mitch Lacey.

In its 13th year, AGILE2014 is the world's largest conference for Agile teams, developers, managers and executives, taking place July 28-Aug. 1 in Orlando. The conference program is designed to provide Agilists with insights into new developments and practical approaches for software development across the enterprise. AGILE2014 attendees not only have to opportunity to engage with fellow practitioners and executives, but also dive into leadership best practices, industry leading research, technologies, tools, and the latest Agile development methodologies.

For more information about AGILE2014 and its conference program, visit

Agile Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development, as outlined in the Agile Manifesto. With nearly 13,000 members and subscribers located around the globe, Agile Alliance is driven by the principles of the Agile manifesto and the value delivered to developers, organizations and end users. Agile Alliance organizes the annual North American Agile20XX conference series, the industry's leading event that attracts coders, project managers, academia, business and the vendor-partner community members from around the globe. For more information about the organization, visit

Agile Alliance Media Contact: Amber Lee Gere Donovan Creative Cell: +1-907-350-0486

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