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Agile 2014 Vendor Roundup #1


The Agile 2014 conference is running in Orlando, FL, this week. 

As part of the conference coverage we have a roundup of the conference sponsors/exhibitors – vendors were asked to write a couple of paragraphs explaining who they are, what they are promoting at the conference and why they chose to be at Agile 2014.

Here is the first group of responses:


VersionOne is a recognized leader and visionary in agile application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions focused on helping customers simplify and accelerate agile adoption at scale. The company combines an easy-to-use, all-in-one agile ALM platform with customized consulting services and partnerships to make each customer’s unique agile implementation a success.

At this year’s conference, VersionOne introduced two new mobile-enabled capabilities to help software teams improve the way they engage and accelerate decisions, no matter where they work: (1) VersionOne® Mobile Connect, which connects team members to project activity and Conversations anytime, anywhere and (2) VersionOne® Estimably™, a poker-style estimation game played on smart devices in a virtual TeamRoom™. VersionOne has been a title sponsor of the Agile show since 2008 as part of their promise to support the agile community with both product innovation and in-depth learning resources for delivering software faster, easier and smarter.


Blue Agility specializes in large-scale Agile transformations leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) and specializing in Application Lifecycle Management tools deployment. Using DevOps solutions, we provide a framework of people, process and technology, enabling the enterprise with continuous delivery capabilities. Unique to Blue Agility is our solution, devEssentials™. devEssentials is built to work with any organization scaling agile and adopting SAFe and provides a complete role-based roadmap for scaling agile planning across the Enterprise through Portfolio, Program and Teams. The highly customizable add-on templates are based on the SAFe and IBM Rational technology, providing a framework to steadily adopt both process and tools. devEssentials leverages our mentoring solutions, bluejazz. With these unified solutions, organizations access customized role-based tool usage models and ongoing support as they scale.  

 The Annual Agile conference hosted by Agile Alliance, is a key show for us and sponsoring allows us to become that much more involved in the community. Being born out of agile, we value the nature of this show and being immersed in all things agile. From the exceptional program and organic networking opportunities, to knowledge sharing and learning from the industry's many luminaries, we value the essence of these conferences and will continue our annual commitment as sponsor and active contributor.


Mindtree is an award winning Global IT Services provider with 26 offices in 14 countries, 13,000 employees and a $1B market cap.  We are excited to attend Agile 2014 because we recently opened an onshore Delivery Center in Gainesville, FL that is specifically focused on Agile Development Methodologies and Coaching.  Our Gainesville team hopes to learn from the best and brightest at the conference as well as share our knowledge with other attendees.  We want every attendee to leave with something new and a greater enthusiasm for Agile that they can share with their colleagues back home.  Please stop by our booth and talk to us about how your company practices agile.

Hewlett Packard

Hewlett Packard is dedicated to helping business deliver innovation through the new style of IT—mobile, scalable and powered by Big Data.  HP Software, a global leader in lifecycle management and quality, helps organizations deliver amazing applications fast and with confidence.   With HP Software, organizations can scale Agile effectively from individual teams in sprints, to the enterprise with IT and business-aligned portfolios.  HP Software’s portfolio for Enterprise Agile and our flagship HP Agile Manager provide a SAFe Gold-certified open, integrated platform for managing the planning, development, functional, performance, and security testing and release readiness of applications with single-pane of glass visibility, while leveraging purpose-built tools already preferred by development and others. 

At Agile2014, we are demonstrating our integrated solutions for enabling organizations to scale Agile and deliver fast with confidence, starting with HP Agile Manager, purpose built for teams and enterprises working with Agile to increase time to value.   We are also demonstrating our integration between HP Agile Manager and HP Project and Portfolio Management  to connect Agile development with portfolio planning, HP Agile Manager and HP Application Lifecycle Management to support teams using a wide array of development methodologies to not only increase velocity but also increase quality, and our solutions for continuous testing and continuous integration—open integrations between developer and testing solutions infused with automation to reduce delay.  We are pleased to be sponsoring Agile2014 to share our innovations, engage in lively dialog, learn from each other and be a catalyst for industry growth in bringing Agile IT and Business together for better application experiences and better business outcomes.


Hansoft is a tool for team collaboration and management in Agile software development of products and services, used in industries such as Electronics, Aerospace, Space, Game Development, Telecom, and Cloud Services. Hansoft has a feature set spanning over Agile ADLM (Application Development Lifecycle Management), PPM (Product Portfolio and Program Management), Business Intelligence, and Social Collaboration. Members at all levels in organizations sized from less than 10 to many 1000’s use Hansoft to do  Scrum and tailored agile methods, Kanban, collaborative Gantt scheduling, defect tracking, document management, external party collaboration, long term planning, real-time reporting, workload and portfolio analysis, among other things.

We are at Agile 2014 to demonstrate our newest version, Hansoft 8.0. Hansoft 8 delivers actionable agile metrics to the team, program and portfolio and allows everyone to access and visualize metrics that support informed decision making on all levels.

Cloud Sidekick

With a mission to help clients build and deploy better software faster, cloud sidekick is introducing velocity at Agile 2014. The first solution of its kind, velocity enables real-time visualization, feedback and orchestration of fragmented delivery pipelines. Designed to maximize current technology investments by sitting on top of existing tools, velocity offers visibility and oversight of every phase of the delivery process from newly committed code through production deployment.

Cloud sidekick is proud to sponsor Agile 2014, a show focused on evolving and extending agile’s success, as velocity is designed to do just that. velocity provides the insight and automation needed to truly optimize the delivery of high quality software.

Red Gate Software

Red Gate Software provides tools for continuous delivery for databases. Our tools help database professionals bring all the benefits of continuous delivery – safe releases, efficient development and fast feedback – to the database too. We have a large team working on our tooling, our plugins for best of breed technology, and on our expert-led educational content to enable database teams to build a deployment pipeline, from version control to continuous integration and on to release management into test, QA and production environments.

We’re sponsoring Agile 2014 because we understand from our own and community feedback that Agile is central to achieving continuous delivery of database changes. The general manager of the database lifecycle management team is presenting a lightning talk on continuous delivery for databases at the conference. As an organization, we also practise agile development and five further members of the Red Gate team, including the CEO, are speaking on Agile themes this year too.


Project Management Institute is the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. As part of the PMI family, Human Systems International (HSI) provides organizational assessment and benchmarking services to leading businesses and government, while and create online global communities that deliver more resources, better tools, larger networks and broader perspectives. 

Learn about PMI’s agile-specific certification and see how one PMI-ACP saved the day in our graphic novel, Snowed Under: An Agile Adventure at The artist of the graphic novel will be at Agile2014 through 30 July 2014 to do drawings of the attendees.


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