Exigen Services, one of the largest application outsourcing firms in Central and Eastern Europe, and Polarion Software, a vendor for Application Lifecycle Management Solutions, announced today that they are launching a free quarterly seminar series about Agile software development best practices, beginning on March 9th in Stuttgart at the Millennium Hotel in the SI-Centrum. During the half-day session on “Agile Development and the Application Lifecycle Management Process,” the two companies will provide an overview of agile methods, focusing on their importance for offshore and near shore development and impact on Application Lifecycle Management (ALM).
This “Technology Tour” seminar is aimed at corporate IT representatives seeking information on ways to address and resolve issues such as unrealistic deadlines and budgets that often arise in projects that use traditional heavyweight, plan-driven software development approaches. By adhering to such principles as test-driven development, continuous integration and delivery of working software early and often, an Agile approach can ensure visibility of progress across development and management teams, resulting in more realistic and accurate planning.
Executives from Exigen Services and Polarion will share insights and best practices based on their experience in the software development market over the last decade.
In his presentation about “Agile Methods in Offshore and Nearshore Projects,” Alex Adamopoulos, General Manager Americas for Exigen Services, will discuss the benefits of using Agile methods such as Extreme Programming (XP) and SCRUM in offshore and near shore development projects.
“We gladly accepted Polarion’s invitation to participate in this seminar series since more and more companies want to learn exactly how Agile can promote greater alignment of sourcing and business goals and, in turn, result in greater trust between clients and supplier,” said Adamopoulos. “By walking through some examples of successful, complex development projects that our company has completed for Global 2000 clients across Europe and North America, I aim to demonstrate some of the clear business benefits of the Agile approach—from improving time to market to driving overall business innovation.”
Robert Neher, Vice President Sales at Polarion Software, will provide a hands-on, live demo and educational track entitled, “Integrated Project and Application Lifecycle Management to Support Agile Methods and Offshore Development”.
“Polarion decided to organize this Technology Tour series in order to respond to client demand for practical information on improving the whole ALM process and the tools which support ALM,” said Neher. “By teaming up with Exigen Services, a company with a strong reputation in Agile development, we hope to stimulate wider interest in the buyer community on ways we can support them together with all aspects of their software development needs using Agile.”
For more information about the March 9 event in Stuttgart or upcoming seminar stops in other European and U.S. cities, please contact Frank Schröder +49 (711) 4 89 99 69-11. To register, please visit the Technology Tour website.
About Exigen Services
Exigen Services is one of the largest and most comprehensive application outsourcing service providers in Central and Eastern Europe. The company’s technology-driven approach to application outsourcing leverages deep vertical expertise, proprietary IP and proficiency in Agile development methodologies to deliver exceptional customer value in transformational and custom application development projects. Exigen Services has strong track record and industry expertise in banking, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, and other sectors.
Headquartered in San Francisco, with a strong operational base in EU and a deep reach into the local talent pools in Russia and Ukraine, Exigen Services today has over 1,500 professionals and more than a decade of experience. The company's software engineering processes are CMMI Level 5 and ISO-9001 certified for efficiency, maturity and stability.
About Polarion Software
Polarion Software is a technology-leading software development and services company specializing in application lifecycle management solutions. Polarion's unique approach reduces entry and ownership costs, increases return on investment, and eliminates technology "lock-in" for its customers by basing solutions upon leading open source frameworks such as Subversion, Apache, and others, adding functionality with leading-edge proprietary components and a unified, web-based user experience. Polarion solutions eliminate "islands of automation", automate process flow, lead organizations towards best practices such as CMMI/SPICE, improve visibility and transparency, and boost overall efficiency and productivity for software development organizations of all sizes.