Free Webinar on Leveraging Agile Set for 15 December

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 17 November, 2010 – A free hour-long webinar, “Leveraging Agile to Streamline Software Product Line Engineering ,” is scheduled for Wednesday, 15 December at 8 a.m. PT/ 11 a.m. ET/15:00 GMT.

The webinar will feature Matt Klassen, strategic solutions manager for MKS Inc., and be moderated by Dick Price, IEEE Computer Society sales and marketing director. To register, click here.

The world of software is buzzing with agile processes and concepts, but how does agile apply in the complex world of product lines and variants? Until now, many product engineering organizations have observed agile at a safe distance. While agile software teams are producing appealing results, the incremental delivery of a mobile handset or automobile is quite obviously not viable.

The webinar will discuss the people, processes, and technology necessary to use agile to accelerate development while managing the overwhelming complexities of product engineering.

At MKS, Klassen is responsible for leading the effort to craft software and systems lifecycle management (ALM+) solutions built on MKS Integrity, the company’s flagship engineering platform. He has over 12 years experience in consulting, implementing, training, selling, and marketing agile, iterative, and waterfall-based software and systems engineering solutions across industries, including aerospace, medical devices, electronics, and automotive.

Klassen began his career as a software engineer and architect, which enables him to better understand the technical, process, and organizational challenges facing software and systems groups today. He spent a significant amount of his career with Rational and Borland (pioneers in software, systems, and application lifecycle management), where he served in customer-facing roles in many regulated industries.

During his 16-year publishing and marketing career with the IEEE Computer Society, Price has been instrumental in starting the magazines Computing in Science & Engineering, IEEE Pervasive Computing, and IEEE Security & Privacy, and the website Computing Now. That familiarity with leading technical experts helped launch the Computer Society's successful webinars program.

About the IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 38 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities. For more information, go to

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