(The Hosting News) – The Planet, the global leader in IT hosting, today announced that Director of Software Development Stephen Johnson will participate in an executive panel at the Rally Software Agile Success Tour, scheduled for May 13, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. CST. During the panel, held at the NYLO Hotel in Irving, Texas, Johnson will discuss implementation of the Agile approach to deliver successful projects within The Planet’s IT and development organization.
“At The Planet, we focus on consistently enhancing our methodologies to improve customer experience and bring products to market faster,” said Johnson. “The Agile method is one of many approaches we employ, which focuses on trust, communication and empowering our employees. Ultimately, customers benefit from higher quality results.”
Rally’s Agile lifecycle management solution software gives development teams a framework for collaboration and project visibility. The software goes hand-in-hand with the Agile principles of software development, which value interactions, collaboration and responding to change.
The Planet’s Orbit for iPhone web application – an iPhone-optimized web view for the company’s customer portal – was the first project delivered using the Agile framework. More software projects, including Orbit apps for BlackBerry and Android, are planned.
For more information on The Planet at the Agile Success Tour, visit http://www.theplanet.com/events.