|By PR Newswire||
|October 18, 2006 07:12 PM EDT||
DALLAS, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, Valtech successfully completed its 2nd edition of Valtech Days, held October 2-3, 2006 in Dallas, TX. Valtech Days was designed to give the 234 attendees one-stop access to the latest thought leadership, best practices and process innovations in Agile software development. The Valtech Days was divided into three "Planets":
* The Agile Planet featured topics such as agile project roles, agile documentation, architecture, offshoring, and metrics from an Agile perspective. * The Open Source Planet covered subjects such as EJB3, Seam, Rails, and Fit/FitNesse. * The Emerging Technologies & Trends Planet was comprised of presentations about SOA, AOP, TDD & Web services, Lean Thinking, ORM and Rural Shoring.
For the first time, the morning sessions were preceded by keynote addresses from renowned thought leaders in the industry. Craig Larman, Chief Scientist for Valtech, spoke about Agile offshoring and his experiences during a 6-month stay at Valtech India. Christopher Avery, well-known author, opened the second day with a presentation on "Teamwork is an Individual Skill". After his presentation Avery said, "It was an honor to address this audience about the truly hard part of technology -- people and organizational dynamics. Valtech's customers are passionate because Valtech's people are passionate."
Consultants from Valtech Sweden, France and India presented at the conference along with Burr Sutter, System Engineer & Technology Evangelist for JBoss. "Valtech Days was a fantastic event for those individuals looking to increase their knowledge in Agile, Open Source and SOA. No marketing-oriented presentations, but speakers with real-world experience and topics that focused on real-world problems," commented Sutter.
The Valtech Days were filmed and the 24 presentations will soon be available on Valtech TV (http://www.valtech-tv.com/ ), Valtech's complete video delivery platform featuring TV programs. A whitepaper of each of the presentations can be found in the Valtech Library on the Valtech website http://www.valtech.com/ . After registration (free of charge) and creating an account, customers have access to Valtech's current collection of videocasts and whitepapers, and they will be kept up to date about new releases.
Formed in 1993, Valtech is an International IT consultancy group specializing in agile project delivery and advanced technology skill development. Firmly established globally, Valtech successfully serves the needs of global clients, such as BMW, Nationwide Insurance, JPMorganChase and American Airlines, as well as business partners including IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, JBoss and Agitar.
Valtech has offices in the United States (Dallas, New York, Houston, Raleigh and Denver), Europe (France, UK, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany), Korea, and India (Bangalore). Valtech is listed on the Nouveau Marche and is a member of the SBF 120 (LTE.PA). For more information, visit http://www.valtech.com/ .
About Christopher Avery:
Christopher Avery, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized speaker on responsible teamwork, leadership and change, and the author of Teamwork Is An Individual Skill: Getting Your Work Done When Sharing Responsibility (Berrett- Koehler, 2001). As the visionary force behind the Responsibility Redefined(TM) framework, Christopher applies ground-breaking research on personal responsibility and performance to support leaders intent on rapidly building highly reliable, agile, sustainable, and accelerating cultures. Visit his web site at http://www.christopheravery.com/
About JBoss, Inc.:
JBoss, Inc., the global leader in open source middleware, offers simply the better way to transform businesses through a service-oriented architecture (SOA). As the market's leading open source platform for SOA, JEMS (JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite) delivers proven performance in mission-critical environments and is backed by world-class support and service -- all at a dramatically lower cost structure than proprietary systems. Fortune 500 companies such as Continental Airlines, MCI and Starwood Hotels & Resorts rely on Professional Open Source from JBoss, Inc. Certified partners offering JEMS and JBoss Subscriptions include Dell, HP, NEC, Novell, Sun Microsystems and Unisys. For more information, visit http://www.jboss.com/
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