Sponsors

The Lean Software and Systems Conference 2010 is the premier international conference showcasing the Next Wave of Software Process. The conference looks forward to hosting 250 software process thought leaders immersed in the application of Lean concepts such as Kanban to deliver better economic outcomes for their organizations and better working conditions for their team members.

Sponsor Liaison:Eric Landes
Media Liaison: Kelly Wilson

netobjectives_sponsor Net Objectives
We are committed to delivering the principles, practices and perspectives that businesses must know in order to maximize their return on their technology solution and software development efforts. We combine our experience and a time proven approach based on lean thinking to continuously extend the capability of what is possible in creating effective technology delivery organizations (IT or product).
sep_sponsor Software Engineering Professionals
SEP solves difficult business and technology challenges for our clients by developing custom software solutions. We use a collaborative engagement model, working closely with clients from initial discovery and feasibility, all the way through development, verification and support. SEP was founded in 1988 and has grown to include 75+ employees.
pillar_sponsor Pillar Technology
Over the last 13 years, Pillar has been successfully mentoring clients and implementing custom software development in a variety of industries. Our Speed to Value (S2V) approach is influenced by Agile Methodologies (XP, Scrum, TDD) and includes practices such as Continuous Integration and Travel Light. This approach has enabled us to deliver measurable business value early and often in software development projects.
Version One VersionOne
VersionOne is recognized by Agile practitioners as the leader in agile project management tools. By simplifying the planning and tracking of agile projects, we help teams consistently deliver software faster. Since 2002, companies such as Adobe, Dow Chemical, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Novell, Sony and Symantec have turned to VersionOne. Today more than 30,000 teams from over 170 countries use VersionOne.
Bandit Software Bandit Software
Bandit Software, LLC is rapidly becoming an industry leader in electronic Kanban. Recently out of beta, LeanKit: Kanban 1.0 is an online workflow and process management system which enables all kinds of teams to collaborate, visualize work, and implement Lean principles in their work processes. It is especially well suited for remote and international teams, and is well on its way to becoming the choice of serious kanban practitioners and lean enterprises the world over.
rally_sponsor-300x132 Rally
Rally is the leader in Agile ALM, dedicated to making distributed development organizations faster and leaner. According to an independent study, companies that rely on Rally are 50% faster to market and 25% more productive than industry averages. Rally’s products were honored with four consecutive Jolt Awards in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Target Process TargetProcess
With over 500 customers in more than 40 countries TargetProcess has a reputation of having the most intuitive and customizable Agile project management tool on the market. TargetProcess supports SCRUM, XP, Kanban and other agile processes. Development teams can also easily setup processes and workflows of their own. Headquartered outside of Buffalo, NY, company’s mission is to simplify the planning, tracking and quality assurance activities required by short development cycles in agile process development.
Ultimate Ultimate Software
Ultimate Software is a leader in the design, implementation, and support of unified, strategic human resources, payroll, and talent management solutions. Its award-winning UltiPro®, available through Web-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or licensed software, provides a comprehensive approach to manage the employee life cycle, from recruitment to retirement.
Boeing Boeing
Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing has customers in more than 90 countries around the world and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.

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