Mark C. Layton Speaking on Agile Panel at SoTeC 2011 Social Media Marketing | October 28, 2011 | By Aaron Schoenberger

Long Beach, California (October 28, 2011) – Platinum Edge, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mark C. Layton, the company’s founder, will be speaking at the 2011 Southland Technology Conference on “Agile QA’s Revolutionary Impact on Project Management.”

Mark C. Layton is an organizational strategist and PMI certification instructor with over 20 years in the project/program management field. He is the Los Angeles chair for the Agile Project Leadership Network and is the founder of Platinum Edge, Inc.—an organizational improvement company that supports businesses making the Waterfall-to-Agile transition.

Prior to founding Platinum Edge in 2001, Mark developed his expertise as a consulting firm executive, program management coach, and in-the-trenches project leader. He also spent 11 years as a Cryptographic Specialist for the US Air Force, where he earned both Commendation and Achievement medals for his accomplishments.

For the SoTeC 2011 presentation, Mr. Layton will focus on Agile QA techniques including their dramatic impact on project management. With an agile approach, QA is no longer the last, highest-risk phase in software projects before launch. In this discussion, you will learn how agile QA practices are changing project management and allowing teams to deliver high-quality products faster. You will find out how to successfully harness best practices of agile QA, including automated testing, test-driven development and continuous integration.

For more information on the wide range of services offered by Platinum Edge, which includes Scrum Master Certification classes and PMI-ACP courses, please visit

About Platinum Edge, Inc.:
Platinum Edge helps companies deliver value faster, with fewer errors, at a lower total cost. We are a team of MBAs, Behavioral Science experts and certified Project Leaders who assist companies wanting to successfully transition to Agile software development. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, London and Singapore, Platinum Edge is constantly working with Global 1000 executives to deliver an average of 50% cost savings, 37% time-to-market acceleration and 10+% reduction in software development defects.

Platinum Edge, Inc.
5318 East 2nd Street, Suite 704
Long Beach, CA 90803



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