Information technology has been an essential part of society for the last several decades and it’s only going to become more integrated into our daily lives going forward. There is no question that information technology is evolving at a rapid pace. With this rapid rate of evolution comes a huge demand for a wide range of tech jobs throughout the country. These waves of tech talent are vital to the sustainability of this fast-paced industry and the advancements that come from it.
There’s no question that new technology has made many positive impacts on our daily lives. Over the last decade, we’ve seen a lot of innovative change, specifically with the introduction of tablets, drones, smart watches, and electric vehicles.
At AgileCraft we are very fond of our Pegasus AI, it’s able to leverage big data with machine learning to help sense and adapt to changes at the business level, drive portfolios and power engineering teams.
I was lucky enough to attend Atlassian’s first European Summit in Barcelona last week with my team. We had 2 fantastic days meeting people from all over the world from South Africa to Sweden and funny enough, had to go all the way to Barcelona to spend some time with a friend from my hometown in the states.
What an amazing week! This was our first year as a gold sponsor of the Atlassian Summit and it exceeded all of our expectations. We were lucky enough to welcome our partners, Scaled Agile, into our booth this year as well. They got to see firsthand the craziness of the event and the excitement surrounding AgileCraft and the SAFe framework in the Atlassian community. SAM even made a cameo appearance as well. He was so popular that he had to retreat to his secret hiding place after the 1st night but before he did, he had the opportunity to meet some great people! And once again our “SAFe word” shirts ran out within minutes, with too many people to count asking for more.
I am always impressed with the Atlassian leadership and their great showing of support giving back to the local community especially this year with their 1% Pledge initiative. From a product perspective, I was interested to learn that Atlassian’s doubling down and investing even more into delivery of Enterprise offerings. We agree that this is where the marketspace is headed and as an Industry leader, it only makes sense.
It was great to interact with the larger Atlassian Community as well. For the first time I walked away from an event wishing it was longer. There was so much excitement surrounding scaling agile that we didn’t get the chance to talk to the all the people we wanted too. We spent the majority of the week focusing on the evolution of scale. The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and JIRA was a constant part of the conversation. Our booth was swamped morning to night. We spoke with companies who had already made the move to SAFe as well as those that were ready to make the move. A # of companies shared they had tried other solutions in the past to scale agile and had failed. Throughout the week we were able to highlight for many how JIRA, SAFe and AgileCraft is the perfect combination for scaling agile to the enterprise. The scaling discussion wasn’t just limited to the states either. I was impressed with the Global presence at the conference – London, Melbourne and more.
I couldn’t have imagined a better week for myself and the AgileCraft team. Between another stellar conference, ability to interact with experts in our space and topping it off with winning the Fortune Best Place to Work award, I couldn’t be happier.
At AgileCraft, we deliver the most comprehensive software solution available for scaling agile to the enterprise. AgileCraft transforms the way organizations enable and manage agile productivity across their enterprise, portfolios, programs, and teams by aligning business strategy with technical execution. To find out more visit us at https://agilecraft.com or follow us on twitter @theagilecraft.