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Top 10 Takeaways from Agile 2011

16 Aug 2011
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Location Improving Enterprises
16633 Dallas Parkway
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75001
United States of America

Contact Information
Lance Dacy
Email Lance Dacy



6:30-6:45 Socialize/Network/Eat

6:45-7:30 Presentation

7:30-8:30 Group Discussion / Q&A


In this session, Hemant and Vinayak have volunteered to bring a distilled overview of Agile2011 conference to the DFW Scrum User Group.

Agile2001 conference this year in Salt Lake City will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Agile Manifesto signing with a reunion of the original signatories. Conference participants will learn from the deep experiences of the individuals that started the Agile movement and forever changed software development for the better.

This year the conference is expected to have over 1500 participants from around the world, 200+ sessions, across 17 stages. Agile2011 promises an unparalleled opportunity for teams, developers, executives, and managers -- from novice to expert -- from team to enterprise. Participants will get to explore the depth and breadth of Agile software development, across all practices and perspectives.

Fresh from participating in this conference, Hemant Elhence and Vinayak Joglekar will share their observations on the state of Agile practice. In this highly interactive session for DFW Scrum User Group, Hemant and Vinayak will discuss their Top 10 Key Take Aways from Agile 2011 conference in Salt Lake City. For those of you who are not able to attend the conference this year, this will be a great opportunity to get a distilled overview of key themes that emerged in this conference. And, for those who attended the conference, this session will be a great opportunity to hear a synthesis of themes across large number of sessions and be able to discuss and debate some the themes.

Speaker Bios

Hemant Elhence

Is a Founder & CEO of Synerzip, an Agile software product development company, based in Dallas, TX. Synerzip helps venture-backed technology companies to scale up their engineering operations in a capital efficient manner. Hemant has deep expertise in software product management and development. Hemant has lead product development and management teams in technology companies including ECMi, i2 Technologies, and Digital Equipment Corporation. In addition, Hemant has been a management consultant at TRG, a technology strategy consulting firm, and McKinsey & Co. Hemant earned his BSEE from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, MSEE from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and MBA from the University of Chicago.

Vinayak Joglekar

Is a Founder and CTO of Synerzip. He has deep expertise in building high-performance, Agile software development teams. Prior to launching Synerzip, Vinayak was a founding executive and Chief Technology Officer of ECMi, an innovative product start-up in Dallas, where he lead the product design and development from India. Has over 22 years of experience in software architecture design and product development with demonstrated success in leading teams to deliver products on time and from concept to release. Vinayak has built and mentored over 100 product development teams and has personally hired over 1000 software professionals. Vinayak earned his BSME from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India.