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First International Speakers Announced for SDC 2011 - Transforming Analysis

Software Education has announced the first three international speakers for its 15th annual business analysis-focused conference, SDC, being held in Wellington on 21-22 March and in Sydney on 24-25 March2011.

With the theme “Transforming Analysis”, SDC 2011 promises to deliver an inspirational line up of speakers and, at times, controversial topics which reflect the changing nature and function of business analysis.

As in previous years, the conference capitalises on Software Education's extensive international network of experts to deliver a powerful combination of forward-thinking insights and in-depth, practical solutions to the issues facing business analysts today.

The three speakers confirmed so far are:

Johanna Rothman (USA)
Rothman Consulting Group

Johanna is an internationally recognised expert in managing IT product and software development. She is a consultant, frequent public speaker, and has also written a number of popular books, her most recent being 'Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects'. Previous books include the 2008 Jolt Productivity award winning 'Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management'; and 'Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management' (with Esther Derby).

Kent J. McDonald (USA)
Knowledge Bridge Partners & Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance

Co-founder and current President of the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN), Kent specialises in successfully applying pragmatic approaches to strategic planning and coaching business analysts and project managers. Kent is co-author of 'Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility', a book that brings together immediately usable frameworks and step-by-step processes that help organisations deliver business value and build competitive advantage.

Steve Adolph (USA)
Agile Coach, Rally Software

Agile Coach, co-founder of Agile Vancouver and published author, Steve is passionate about helping organisations get the job done. With a long professional career involving business-critical projects such as the design and development of leading edge network management systems, Steve is an expert when it comes to teaching others about business modelling, requirements analysis, software architecture and design.

More details about SDC 2011 - Transforming Analysis can be found at www.softed.com

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Software Education

Software Education are the internationally recognised local experts in software development training, with over 50 different course titles in Business Analysis, System Design, Programming, Software Testing,IT Managementand Agile Development.

Each year, as part of their commitment to providing access for their customers to an unrivalled network of international experts, they run two world-class conferences: STANZ, targeting the software testing community and SDC, aimed at business analysts.

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