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Secrets to Agile Software Development Success Revealed by IBM Industry Experts in Webinar Hosted by SmartBear

IBM's Elizabeth Woodward and Dan Griffin Discuss Successful Agile Implementation and Best Practices for Improving Software Quality – Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Beverly, Mass. — May 15, 2013 — The secrets of software development success with Agile are revealed by IBM (NYSE: IBM) experts in the upcoming webinar, “Turning Your Agile Process into a Quality Pipeline” on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, hosted by SmartBear Software, provider of software quality tools used by more than one million developers and testers worldwide. IBM's Elizabeth Woodward, Agile Transformation Consultant and Dan Griffin, Go-to-Market Manager for Agile and, along with SmartBear’s Senior Product Director, Mark Hammer as moderator, discuss how to successfully implement Agile as well as industry best practices.
WHAT:           A Webinar, “Turning Your Agile Process into a Quality Pipeline” by IBM and SmartBear
WHEN:           Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 1:00 p.m. EDT
WHERE:         Register here:
This is an opportunity for those who feel like their defect lists get longer while sprints get shorter, are wondering why Agile seems to work for other organizations but not theirs, and want to know how to fit their development tools into this new world. The webinar covers which teams use the Agile approach, how Agile helps reduce cost, the industry's best practices for successful Agile use and how Agile helps improve software quality. The webinar includes a live Q&A session.
Elizabeth Woodward is an Agile Transformation Consultant with IBM Rational Office of Strategy and Product Development. She has authored numerous papers and articles on Agile methods and transformation as well as the book, “A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum.” Elizabeth is an inventor with 20+ patents filed and four granted. She has presented at conferences, including Agile2010, Innovate201x and the ESE2012 Conference as the Agile keynote. As a member of an IBM CHQ Agile Transformation Team, Elizabeth has coached, trained and enabled hundreds of teams. She has been a leader/co-leader of the IBM Agile Community since 2007.

Dan Griffin is a Go-to-Market Manager who introduces both developers and managers to IBM Rational's Agile offerings. He works with university professors through IBM's Academic Initiative to ensure IBM is helping them innovate in the classroom. Prior to joining IBM’s marketing organization in 2005, Dan led testing teams for WebSphere Application Server and other IBM middleware products. He has a master’s degree in business administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and two patents granted.

SmartBear will be exhibiting Collaborator, the only peer review tool integrated directly into the IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC), ClearCase and Synergy for efficient code review, at IBM Innovate 2013, June 2-6, 2013 in Orlando, booth E120.


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