Press Release, January 18th 2018       

Zurich, Switzerland. – As of today, PEDCO announces the partnership with CO-Improve CO-Improve is a management consulting company specialized on agile development of physical products.

PEDCO and CO-Improve will work together in fostering the growing numbers of Applied SAFe customers; where PEDCO delivers its own product Applied SAFe® and CO-Improve with its more than 20 years of experience delivers management consulting, change management and agile coaching in order to bring the Scaled Agile Framework to live at Applied SAFe customers.

CO-Improve is specialized in taking product development in the manufacturing industries to the next level. The customer base is mainly automotive, off-highway vehicles, mechanical engineering, and electronics. With this huge experience, CO-Improve focused on implementing agile development for complex physical products including implementing SAFe. CO-Improve’s USP is the combination of agile and product development expertise, industry focus and change management competence. All CO-Improve’s consultants are certified SAFe Program Consultants (SPC) and also trained to use and coach Applied SAFe.

Applied SAFe is PEDCO’s officially approved implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) as a fully-fledged ALM-Tool agnostic process model. This collaboration ship supports our commitment to foster scaled agility on an enterprise level, especially for companies working in a regulated environment.

Applied SAFe® is a fully fledged ALM tool agnostic implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) as a process model. It serves as your own customizable instance of SAFe.

Applied SAFe is a stand-alone product from PEDCO and is fully based on and kept in sync with the actual SAFe version by Scaled Agile Inc. (SAI). The product is officially approved by Scaled Agile Incorporation from Boulder, Colorado; the inventors of the Scaled Agile Framework. Applied SAFe is implemented as a comprehensive, executable process model. It includes all roles, activities, templates, guidelines, milestones, and phases in order to bring the framework to life; including metrics and tailoring. Applied SAFe is a ‘ready to go with’ implementation and allows organizations to start using the framework immediately.

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Regulatory environments discouraged many companies from the manufacturing industries to start an agile transformation process. With Applied SAFe these companies can not only prove that the development of complex physical products using SAFe still meets all regulatory requirements but also have a very performant tool to support a sustainable SAFe implementation.

Dirk Meißner, Managing Partner, CO-Improve

We are proud to find with CO-Improve such an outstanding partner to collaborate with! It’s a pleasure to find a partner with such a comprehensive subject matter expertise as well as industry experience. CO-Improves vast experience in consulting in complex and regulated environments ensures a smooth transition towards agile, lean and compliant processes for the growing numbers of global Applied SAFe customers.

Peter Pedross, CEO, PEDCO

It is exciting to see PEDCO’s Applied SAFe come to life as a sophisticated, enterprise-ready solution for organizations wanting to adapt SAFe to their context and accelerate better business outcomes. We are extremely pleased to be partnering with the outstanding innovators at PEDCO on this important contribution to the SAFe community. The potential to help ease the way for fully comprehensive SAFe adoption is enormous.

Michael Stump, VP, Global Partner Development & Enablement, Scaled Agile Inc.

About CO-Improve

Our mission: to combine consulting competence and industry experience with professional change management to implement improvement solutions in the best possible way and make your product creation more powerful. As an exclusive “boutique consultancy” for all management-relevant topics surrounding product creation, we have positioned ourselves between consultancy groups with comprehensive consulting services and specialists for individual topics of product creation.

CO-Improve works primarily for medium-sized companies – but also for business units of larger corporations. We have consistently aligned ourselves with the requirements of typical medium-sized companies in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland:

  • Focusing on the individual
  • Speaking the language of the employees
  • Working out individual solutions
  • Providing specific expertise
  • Supporting organizational implementation
  • Thinking German, but acting globally
  • Mastering the rules of our your industry while contributing best practices from other industries
I just wanted to deliver significantly better consulting results.

CO-Improve is an independent, owner-led consulting firm. Owner Dirk Meissner founded the company on January 1, 2012. He brought his many years of consulting experience with him. Before, Meissner had worked successfully in three consulting firms for more than 16 years overall – in the end as a partner: “I just wanted to deliver significantly better consulting results. I realized that we needed a new approach and internal culture. We had to combine consulting competence and industry experience with successful change management in the right way – and that was going to work best with a fresh start.”

From the beginning, CO-Improve has been building a corporate culture that places utmost priority on trust and mutual esteem. All our employees live our culture, and that makes our consulting approach tangible.


PEDCO – Managed Process Services is a public limited company based in Zurich, Switzerland and collaboration partner of Scaled Agile Inc., Boulder (USA) and Method Park, Erlangen (Germany). We support enterprises around the globe for process implementations within regulatory environments. We offer a comprehensive range of solutions to set-up, select, operate, and develop lean, compliant and efficient processes.

Our mission is to help system and software-dependent enterprises achieve better business outcomes, increase employee engagement, and improve economics through the application of Lean-Agile principles and practices with Applied SAFe® based on the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).

Applied SAFe® is a stand-alone product from PEDCO. It is a fully fledged ALM tool agnostic implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) as a process model and kept in sync with the actual SAFe® version by Scaled Agile Inc. (SAI). Together with our partners, we ensure a smooth transition to agile, lean, efficient and compliant processes with Applied SAFe.

PEDCO – Compliance and efficiency for your processes