Release date: 2007-09-25

Exigen Services Launches Agile Practice for Global Enterprises

(Newswire Today) —  Cambridge, MA, United States, 2007-09-25 - Exigen Services, the leader in Outsourcing 2.0 and a pioneer in Agile application development, today announced the launch of a formal Agile software development practice.


The Exigen Agile Practice will aid enterprise customers who need more than staff augmentation by offering a group dedicated to application development maintenance (ADM) and application outsourcing (AO) leveraging Agile techniques. Within the practice, Exigen Services will offer hybrid and distributed Agile services, customer training, performance metrics and proven quality assurance practices. Exigen Services will also engage the global Agile community to help advance these techniques and increase adoption.

The Exigen Services Agile Practice pulls best practices from the organization’s extensive experience gained from more than 100 distributed and hybrid waterfall / Agile projects, consisting of 400-plus person-years of experience. The company will continue to grow its resource pool of 250 highly trained Agile developers and testers, 40 Agile project managers and team leads, and 20 certified Scrum Masters trained by Agile Manifesto signatory and Scrum co-creator Jeff Sutherland.

The Practice will be led by David Webb who managed Agile developer teams at Intel for seven years. Webb will be overseeing the expansion of the Agile Practice customer base, resource pool, global community involvement, and create packaged service offerings for customers.

“Exigen Services has set the standard for best practices in managing globally distributed Agile teams on large enterprise projects,” said Jeff Sutherland, PatientKeeper CTO and head of a worldwide Scrum consulting practice. “With one of the largest and most highly-skilled teams of Agile developers in the industry, Exigen Services was instrumental in delivering one of the most productive projects in terms of velocity that I have ever witnessed.”

“Exigen Services exceeded our expectations in delivering the right development methodologies and technical expertise for our needs,” said Ray Goodman, Senior Vice President, Retail & Multi-Channel Solutions at DirectTech, the leading provider of multi-channel inventory management software. ”They were willing to do a pilot project with us, which allowed our developers to see early on the kind of high-quality results they could deliver using Agile on a critical project. Now with a newly organized distributed Agile team, they are helping us build a multi-channel inventory management system to keep us on the technological cutting edge in the increasingly competitive retail market.”

“Exigen Services’ customers have benefited enormously from our use of the most advanced application development techniques to conquer their complex technical challenges,” said Alex Adamopoulos, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Exigen Services. “Key to our success are the hybrid techniques we have pioneered and deployed, which give us the ability to provide customers the right combination of development skills and methodologies for the project at hand, especially in managing projects in a distributed offshore environment.”

As part of its Agile Practice launch activities, Exigen Services’ Agile experts will be offering one-on-one Agile clinics to attendees of the Agile Business Conference (Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center London, October 2-3, 2007). For more information about Exigen Services’ Agile Practice, visit Exigen's Offshore Agile website via the link below.

About Exigen Services
Exigen Services is the global leader in Outsourcing 2.0, focusing on execution excellence and solving business problems. Exigen provides the right combination of advanced methodologies, industry experience and cooperative commercial relationships to deliver maximum business alignment, and the results that today’s global enterprises demand. Since 1992, Exigen Services has provided transformational systems development services across key industries such as financial services (banking, insurance and brokerage markets), telecommunications, and media and entertainment. Clients range from Fortune 500 organizations to mid-sized growth companies including Universal Music Group, Standard & Poor’s, Dell, T-Mobile, AXA, Helvetia Insurance, Westpac Bank and many others.

About Exigen Services’ Agile Practice
Exigen Services’ commitment to promoting the advancement of Agile adoption, techniques and education within today’s global enterprises is embodied in the Exigen Agile Practice. This corporate practice includes application development maintenance (ADM) and application outsourcing (AO). The company has pioneered the use of distributed and hybrid Agile, drawing best practices from more than 100 distributed offshore projects. Exigen’s Agile team consists of 300-plus trained and certified professionals. For more information, visit Exigen's Offshore Agile website.

For further information, contact:
Cheryl Gale, +1 (617) 475-1571


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