Rally Software Chief Technologist to Speak at Boulder Startup Weekend

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Presentation Focuses on Adopting and Applying Lean Startup Principles

BOULDER, Colo., Mar. 13, 2014  — Rally (NYSE: RALY), a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development, today announced that Zach Nies, Chief Technologist at Rally, will be speaking at CU Boulder Startup Weekend on Friday, March 14. Rally is a sponsor of Startup Weekend, a worldwide network of events, people and community supporting startups and entrepreneurs.

Zach’s presentation will guide teams at the event to adopt “Lean Startup” principles, a process that encourages focus on “getting out of the building” to validate ideas with potential customers. The process also urges rapid cycles of “frame, build, measure, learn” to discover what customers need, combined with Agile execution to effectively deliver solutions to those needs. Rally’s participation in Startup Weekend supports the Boulder startup community and builds relationships with the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders.

Startup Weekend has sponsored over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world. Startup Weekend CU Boulder will unite CU students with the thriving entrepreneurial community in their own backyard. To learn more, visit http://cuboulder.startupweekend.org/.

  • Who: Zach Nies, Chief Technologist at Rally Software, @Zachnies

  • What: Adopting Lean Startup Principles

  • When: Friday, March 14, 7:20 p.m. MDT

  • Where: Spark Boulder, Boulder, CO

Zach Nies has 25 years of engineering and product development experience. Prior to joining Rally, Zach served as Principal Architect and Director of Systems Architecture for Level 3 Communications. Zach began commercially publishing software at the age of 13 and, at age 16, started a successful consulting business. A Boettcher Scholar, Zach received his BS with distinction in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

About Rally

Rally Software is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development. The Rally® Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) platform transforms the way organizations manage the software development lifecycle by closely aligning software development and strategic business objectives, facilitating collaboration, increasing transparency and automating manual processes. Companies use Rally to accelerate the pace of innovation, improve productivity and more effectively adapt to rapidly changing customer needs and competitive dynamics.

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