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The Top 4 Reasons You Need to Attend AgilePalooza
The people have spoken:
“Open Space: Alan Shalloway helped lead discussion. Loved it!!”
“Great discussion and interesting topics. I will definitely be back.”
“Loved having an open dialogue with people from different companies/experiences talking about the most popular topics — the challenges and what has worked.”
For the past 3 years, VersionOne has been hosting AgilePalooza community events around the nation. AgilePaloozas attract directors of development, project managers, developers, engineers, CIOs and CTOs to join together for a day of learning about agile project management.
The jam-packed day features internationally recognized speakers such as Esther Derby, Dave Hussman, Diana Larsen and Sanjiv Augustine sharing their unique insights on scaling agile, teamwork, collaboration, effective estimation and much more. The momentum doesn’t slow in the afternoon with an engaging, collaborative, flexible open space session. This session gives all attendees the opportunity to connect with peers and experts and find the answers to the specific problems that his/her organization faces.
Here are the top 4 reasons you should stop everything and sign up for the next AgilePalooza, coming to a city near you:
You won’t find a better ROI in the industry. Seven hours of learning from experts and sharing best practices with like-minded peers is a can’t-miss opportunity. Setting up a similar event at your company would cost thousands of dollars in consulting, operational, travel and event fees.
Where else can Alan Shalloway, Lean Startup extraordinaire, tell us how teams and organizations can deliver value to customers in the morning and then have Diana Larsen, collaboration expert, take an active role in the afternoon’s open space discussions? You’ll learn so much, your fingers will be tired from typing or taking notes.
Change is hard. Change is even harder when you ‘go it alone.’ AgilePalooza attracts the best and brightest developers, testers, project managers, ScrumMasters, directors, VPs and CXOs from companies just like yours. When embarking on a change such as agile, you’ll take solace in knowing that others are on the same path, and you’ll learn plenty by hearing how they overcame the challenges that you face daily. Once you go open space, you’ll never go back.
Tomorrow’s opportunity requires that you know the basics of agile – period. As more Fortune 500 companies choose agile for their software development projects, it’s imperative to be able to walk the walk AND talk the talk. When you sign up for AgilePalooza, you position yourself more effectively versus your peers.
And to thank you for reading this far, I’d like to share a promo code to get 50% off your registration for the April 13th, 2012 AgilePalooza in Portland. Just visit AgilePalooza.com now and sign up, using “V1Save50-T” as the code. Or check out our schedule of Paloozas to plan your next event, coming to a city near you. We look forward to meeting you.
Senior Community Marketing Manager