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Todd Little

For more than 30 years Todd has developed or lead the development across all aspects of software development. This has included development, project management, functional management, quality management, and product management. Most of his career has been spent in commercial software application development for oil and gas exploration and production. His current role is Vice President of Product Development at IHS. Some of his roles at Landmark Graphics Corp include Director of Software and Technology, Director of Product Integration, and Senior Development Manager.

He is known worldwide as an expert in agile software development. Todd has published and presented work on a number of topics including business value, strategy, real options, project uncertainty, collaboration, individual and group dynamics, offshore development, and managing uncertainty and complexity. He is a co-author of the book "Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility," Addison Wesley. Several of his publications have been printed in IEEE Software and the Cutter IT Journal. Todd is a frequent speaker at the Agile200X Conferences, and several regional and international Agile and Software conferences.

He served on the Board of Directors for the Agile Alliance and is a founder and past President of the Agile Leadership Network. He was a co-author of the "Declaration of Interdependence for Project Leadership." In 2003, he co-founded the Agile Development Conference with Alistair Cockburn. The following 3 years he was the Program Director for the Agile Development 2004, Agile2005, and Agile2006 conferences. In 2011 he returned for the 10 year anniversary of the Agile Manifesto to Chair Agile2011. For 2012 he is leading the Agile Executive Forum.

He received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University and an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Houston. He also received an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Contact Todd at tlittle@accelinnova.com.