Zurich, March 10th, 2021

PEDCO and Digital Architects Zurich jointly offer to ensure the success of Digital and Agile Transformations with the use of their “Agile & DevOps Fitness Check” approach.

This new best practice assessment helps customers identify current situation, weaknesses, and opportunities for their transformation journey.

Register today for the initial webinar on this new service -> March 30th, 11:30 CET

Lots of companies are struggling in their Digital and Agile Transformation. Often, progress is made in selected teams or smaller units, however a companywide leap towards a digital culture is not happening. PEDCO and Digital Architects Zurich (DAZ) believe this is due to a missing transparency and lack of clear maturity models of transformation journeys. The aim of the two expert companies is to provide their knowledge in the key transformation areas of Technology, Operating Model and Culture to ensure success of customer’s Agile and DevOps adoptions.

PEDCO, with its extensive experience in Agile and DevOps, and Digital Architects Zurich, leveraging their knowledge for CI/CD, AIOps and SRE, jointly developed the “Agile & DevOps Fitness Check”. This assessment methodology is using market best-practices and expert knowledge to identify challenges in companies’ digital and agile transformation journeys.

With such an independent assessment, based on market best practices for Agile & DevOps and conducted by Swiss leading Agile & DevOps/SRE experts, a structured development roadmap to address current shortcomings and reach desired target capabilities is established towards success.

Based on a Structured Capability Matrix for Transformation Maturity

The basis of the assessment and the capability levels are models and successful methodologies for improving collaboration, efficiency and quality like Lean, DevOps and SAFe. While these methodologies have many common values and principles, they also have some differences and specificities as they have different scopes and backgrounds.

PEDCO and Digital Architects Zurich extract the key capabilities and values of the relevant methodologies and introduce the “Agile & DevOps Transformation Targeted Capability Levels”. Looking at best practice standards, five maturity levels are defined with specific capabilities in three key areas:

  • Technology, Tooling & Automation
  • Operating Model and Processes / Roles & Workflows
  • Mindset, Principles & Culture

The Best of All Worlds: LEADS Values

Based on studies and best practice experience PEDCO and DAZ extracted a set of key values from market methodologies to guide the transformation journey. We have summarised these values as “LEADS” as they incorporate items from Lean, Agile, DevOps, and SAFe methodology. This set of values forms the basis for the mindset and cultural change parts of the Fitness Check, however are also critical for successful adoption of the new technology.

The Agile & DevOps Fitness Check

With guided self-assessments, workshops, and analysis of existing artifacts and processes the current state of transformation is assessed according to the capability level model that was specifically developed for this Fitness Check.

Based on these findings, gaps, weaknesses, and opportunities are identified and validated against the “Agile & DevOps Transformation Capability Matrix”. Collaboratively, and taking into account the specific needs of the customers, the desired target state is documented. The subsequently developed transformation roadmap includes specific steps to ensure reaching the targeted capabilities.

Support to ensure a safe and successful transformation is ensured!

Read the fact sheet about this new and existing Agile & DevOps Fitness Check!

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“Combining the scaled agile expertise of PEDCO with our expertise for Effective SRE will allow organisations to benefit hugely from the Agile & DevOps Fitness Check,” said Tobias Sager, Managing Consultant at Digital Architects Zurich. “As pioneers for SRE and DevOps in Switzerland, we see this assessment as a critical piece of input for turning agile and DevOps transformations into successful practical implementations.”

“It’s really great to team up with Digital Architects! We know each other for quite some time now and it’s really a pleasure to work with such an experienced partner. We both extend our own expertise and the result is stunning. I could immediately feel Digital Architect’s passion and commitment to this partnership and  I look forward to working together and bringing Agile and DevOps transformations to success.”  

Peter Pedross, PEDCO AG


PEDCO 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®).

Website:        https://pedco.eu

E-Mail:          pedco@pedco.ch

Contact         Peter Pedross, peter.pedross@pedco.eu

About Digital Architects Zurich

Digital Architects Zurich specialise in implementing transformation projects for cloud-native and AI-driven continuous delivery and IT Operations Management. We have a strong background in AIOps, Observability and a thorough understanding of the challenges of governance for a modern IT. We use our own “Effective SRE” methodology to allow companies efficiently adopt Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) as a new discipline.

We are part of the Swiss Digital Network, the first independent and open consulting network composed of agile and specialized consulting cells which cooperate with innovative technology providers to enable digital & cloud transformation.

Website:        https://digital-architects-zurich.ch

E-Mail:           info@digital-architects-zurich.ch

Contact         Tobias Sager, tobias.sager@digital-architects-zurich.ch