Agena Newsletter
Agena Newsletter Number 3
AgenaRisk: Bayesian Network and Simulation Technology for Risk Analysis and Decision Support

Norman Fenton featured on CAI

Agena CEO Norman Fenton was the featured interviewee for the CAI IT metrics and Productivity Institute e-zine on 11 July 2006. The full interview is here in PDF and here as HTML.

Events & Papers

Agena is one of the sponsors of the 2006 CIO Symposium on Software Best Practices that is taking place at the Savoy Hotel London on 27 September 2006. Norman Fenton is one of the keynote speakers at what promises to be the leading software metrics event of the year. He will be speaking about how software metrics can be radically improved by using simple Bayesian nets to provide causal explanations for software process changes.

Norman Fenton and Martin Neil, along with their part-time PhD student Lukasz Radlin'ski have had a paper accepted at the IFIP Working Conference on Software Engineering Techniques (SET 2006) October 17-20, 2006, Warsaw, Poland. The paper, which is entitled "Improved Bayesian Networks for Software Project Risk Assessment Using Dynamic Discretisation", will be presented by Lukasz at the conference. The proceedings of the conference are to be published by Elsevier later in the year.
Conference details can be found at
Click here to read the full paper.

AgenaRisk Webinars

We now offer regularly scheduled web based demonstrations of AgenaRisk. Please let us know by email if you would like to participate in one.
Free Download

You can download a free evaluation of AgenaRisk 4.0, which contains the complete functionality, here.

Beating the bookies: How Bayesian nets predicted Spurs’ results with consistent accuracy
With the right level of knowledge about a particular team integrated into a special type of probability model (called a Bayesian Network), you can achieve consistently accurate predictions that are good enough to beat the bookies.

Click here for the full article.

Product News

Corporate and Academic Licence Programs
Agena now offers cost-effective volume discounts and corporate licensing programs for both businesses and academic institutions.

For companies wishing to improve the decision-making process by deploying AgenaRisk to multiple users, a corporate licensing solution is the most cost-effective and efficient way to purchase and implement our software. With our customizable and cost-effective corporate licensing programs, you can now license AgenaRisk to a greater number of employees for a fraction of the retail price!  For more information click here.

Agena also offers a variety of scalable, cost-effective academic licensing options, ranging from Annual Student Licenses to unlimited-usage Academic Enterprise Licenses.  For more information click here.

Consultants Exchange Program

Interested in incorporating AgenaRisk into your consulting practice?  Then you should join Agena’s Consultant Exchange Program (CEP)!  Agena’s CEP provides your firm with an opportunity to use AgenaRisk internally and on client engagements at little or no cost to you.   As a CEP member, you will also have the opportunity to pass the savings along to your clients when they purchase AgenaRisk licenses.  In addition, by cross-linking websites the visibility of both your organization and Agena’s will be enhanced.  The CEP offers consultants the following benefits:

  • A FREE Annual licence of AgenaRisk
  • Prominent exposure for your firm on the CEP section of Agena’s web site
  •  A write-up about your firm and link to your firm’s website on the CEP section of Agena’s site
  • A substantial discount on AgenaRisk licenses for internal usage
  • The ability to procure licenses of AgenaRisk for your clients at a discounted price
  • Beta-testing rights for future versions of AgenaRisk and other Agena products
  • Free maintenance and technical support for your firm
  • Joint marketing opportunities
  • Exposure at Trade Shows we attend
Please complete the application form here to apply and appear alongside our current CEP members.  Contact for further information.

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