Agile Games Sponsors
Improving The Way Teams Work
Scrum Inc. is the world’s leading authority on Scrum, the most widely used Agile management framework. We provide training, consulting, and counsel to companies and individuals. We are also thought leaders in the industry publishing mainstream books, scientific papers, case studies, blogs, and creating online educational content. Founded by Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum, Scrum Inc. has helped hundreds of companies fundamentally re-shape themselves to face a changing world, dramatically increase productivity, and drive profound growth. Jeff’s most recent book is Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.
What Is Sococo?
Sococo is an online workplace that adds the magic of co-location back into the day to day life of distributed Agile teams.
Whether you’re in a headquarters, satellite office, home office or you're with an offshore contractor, Sococo recreates the personal proximity and functionality of a physical office needed by teams in an online experience.
Your team can co-locate online in an office space that is based in a visual map with avatars representing team members. These are real rooms on a real map that are always there – not an abstract notion of a “channel” or “message thread” or “work group”. We’ve created clever features that mimic the things you need to do together in a physical office. Invite to anyone to join you instantly. With a click, video, audio and screen share are instantly up, and a spontaneous meeting has just frictionlessly and immediately started.
Distributed Agile teams use Sococo to self-organize in a way that is taken for granted in a shared physical space – and so crucial to successful Agile development. Agile teams love to work together online in Sococo!
We help enterprises think Agile, train Agile, staff Agile and do Agile
Eliassen Group has been an innovative leader in technology staffing for over 25 years. Among its seven lines of business, Eliassen Group’s Agile Practice is uniquely poised to help companies accelerate their agile adoption and success by increasing workflow, revenue and business value while reducing time to market, cost and risk. Established in 2008, the Agile Practice has helped over 200 clients accelerate their agile adoption leveraging a scalable agile transformation approach, their core team of industry experts and vast coaching network.
It’s simple: Our business is helping you promote yours.
Vistaprint, a Cimpress company, empowers millions of business owners worldwide to market themselves professionally. Our wide range of quality products and affordable prices, along with design tools suited to every skill level and need, mean everyone can create the customized materials they need to get their message across. And it all started the way most businesses do, with one entrepreneur’s ambitious goal.
About 20 years ago, Robert Keane wanted to give small business owners access to the same high-quality, custom-printed products that bigger companies (with bigger print budgets) enjoyed. He developed a patented technology that delivers professional-quality printing in small quantities, affordably. Next, he took a process that was traditionally only available offline and made it possible for business owners to create and order their custom materials online – from the convenience of their own computers.
Millions of customers (and billions of business cards) later, we’ve greatly expanded our offerings and advanced our technology, and our commitment to helping you promote your business is stronger than ever. We’re confident you’ll be 100% satisfied with our products, quality, design experience and attentive service. In fact, it’s absolutely guaranteed.
Constant Contact introduced the first email marketing tool for small businesses, nonprofits, and associations in 1998. Today, the company helps more than 600,000 customers worldwide find marketing success through the only all-in-one online marketing platform for small organizations.
Anchored by our world-class email marketing tool, Constant Contact helps small businesses drive repeat business and find new customers. It features multi-channel marketing campaigns (newsletters/announcements, offers/promotions, online listings, events/registration, and feedback) combined with shared content, contacts, and reporting; free award-winning coaching and product support; and integrations with critical business tools – all from a single login.
The company’s extensive network of educators, consultants/resellers, technology providers, franchises, and national associations offer further support to help small organizations succeed and grow. Through its Innovation Loft, Constant Contact is fueling the next generation of small business technology. Learn more at www.constantcontact.com.
The Microsoft New England Research & Development Center is a research and software innovation campus located in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
With teams of the most dedicated people in the industry, events that showcase the latest ideas in technology, and a true sense of community, working here is more than a job — it's all about the experience.
What is Agile New England?
Agile New England (formerly Agile Bazaar) is the leading community of Agile enthusiasts, practitioners and learners in New England. Based in Boston, we are committed to fostering a greater knowledge of the Agile values and practices. Serving the Agile community since 2002, our goals are to broaden the understanding and professionalism of our members, and to increase the effectiveness and competitiveness of software development organizations in New England.
Meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of every month 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Constant Contact in Waltham, MA. Agile 101 and Kanban 101 courses are held from 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM. The main presentation is generally from 7:05 PM - 8:20 PM. There is food and networking before the main presentation, then announcements and more networking after.
Agile New England is hosting the 8th annual Agile Games Conference April 03-05, 2017. This is the world’s premier event devoted to promoting Agile transformations through games that foster innovation and teamwork.
Conference sponsors will have the opportunity to connect face-to-face with an unusually sophisticated audience. Last year’s conference drew over 130 enthusiastic attendees, from the Netherlands to New England to New Zealand. A large portion of participants are experienced Agile practitioners. Sponsors will also have their name promoted to over 1,900 Agile enthusiasts on the Agile New England mailing list.