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Two-Day 'ThoughtWorks Live' Event Provides Insights Into Value of Continuous Delivery and DevOps

Industry experts from ThoughtWorks and Forrester Research join senior IT executives to discuss practical approaches to eliminate "the last mile" of Agile ALM

CHICAGO AND LONDON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ThoughtWorks (www.thoughtworks.com), the global leader in enterprise Agile development services, and its product division, ThoughtWorks Studios, today announced the opening of ThoughtWorks Live, a two-day, invitation-only event focused on how IT organizations can implement Continuous Delivery and emerging DevOps practices to enable rapid, incremental delivery of high-value software. ThoughtWorks luminaries, including Martin Fowler, Jez Humble and Cyndi Mitchell, will join Forrester Research's Dave West and senior IT executives from Expedia and Statoil, to present experience-based information that will help attendees extend the value of Agile methods throughout the entire application delivery lifecycle.

"ThoughtWorks helped pioneer many of today's best practices for Agile development and the ThoughtWorks Live event will highlight how Continuous Delivery and DevOps are helping IT organizations deliver software value faster and with more predictability," said Mitchell, managing director of ThoughtWorks Studios and the host of the event. "Continuous Delivery provides the organizational principles and practices to enable businesses to keep software production-ready throughout the application lifecycle, so it can be released on-demand with a single click."

As outlined in Jez Humble's ground-breaking book, Continuous Delivery, getting software released to users is often a painful, risky and time-consuming process. Through automation of the build, deployment and testing process - and improved collaboration between developers, testers and operations - delivery teams can get new software released in a matter of hours, sometimes even minutes, no matter the project size or the complexity of the code base. Continuous Delivery helps IT leaders break down the silos that segregate business, development, testing and operations, to create a culture of collaboration, agility and discovery across the entire IT organization.

The ThoughtWorks Live conferences allow business and IT leaders to discuss and share experiences around the latest trends in the software industry. This event, focused on Continuous Delivery and DevOps, includes the following presentations:

  • Introduction to Continuous Delivery & Adaptive Leadership: Accelerating Organizational Agility - Cyndi Mitchell, Managing Director, ThoughtWorks Studios
  • Done Agile. What Next? - Dave West, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
  • Implementing Beyond Budgeting-Unlocking the Performance Potential - Bjarte Bogsnes, VP-Performance Management Development, Statoil
  • Case Study: Scott Durchslog, President, Expedia
  • Implementing Continuous Delivery - Jez Humble, Build and Release Principal, ThoughtWorks Studios and Martin Fowler, Chief Scientist, ThoughtWorks
  • Keynote - Roy Singham, Founder and Chairman, ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks and ThoughtWorks Studios continue to help enterprise IT organizations reap the full benefit of Agile development methodologies. ThoughtWorks offers dedicated development and consulting services, including Continuous Delivery, to a global customer base of software-driven organizations. ThoughtWorks Studios provides a complete suite of Agile ALM solutions, including Mingle (Agile project management), Twist (Agile test automation) and Go, its release management platform that automates the "last mile" of the Agile ALM process and enables Continuous Delivery by facilitating collaboration between developers, testers and IT operations.

ThoughtWorks Studios also today unveiled a new version of its Go(TM) Agile release management product that enables Continuous Delivery. Go 2.2 includes complete end-to-end ALM traceability - from deployments all the way back to source code and requirements - through an advanced integration with the Mingle project management solution. This provides the ability to generate release notes automatically, and see which stories have been completed between builds or deployments. Go 2.2 also provides a state of-the-art configuration interface for managing large and distributed installations. Also, the free Go Community Edition no longer requires a license so teams can now download, install and get up and running in seconds.

For more information about ThoughtWorks services please visit (www.thoughtworks.com). For more information about ThoughtWorks Studios products and workshops please visit (www.thoughtworks-studios.com).

About ThoughtWorks Studios

ThoughtWorks Studios provides Agile ALM products and training. A division of the Agile consultancy ThoughtWorks, Inc., it offers the tools, coaching and experience to help companies realize the full potential of Agile-based development in the enterprise. Its Adaptive ALM(TM) suite, Mingle® (Agile project management), Twist® (Agile test automation) and Go(TM) (Agile release management/DevOps), helps organizations manage and automate the application lifecycle through an adaptive approach that supports people and processes. Its Agile Workshops deliver training for all facets of Agile ALM practices. Customers include 3M, Barclays, BBC, eBay, Honeywell, McGraw-Hill, Rackspace and Vodafone. For more information, please visit http://www.thoughtworks-studios.com.

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