Zurich, Switzerland – August 18th, 2016: PEDCO, creators of Applied SAFe®, a fully-fledged ALM tool agnostic implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) as a process model, and Blue Agility, an industry leader in large-scale agile transformations and application lifecycle management (ALM) technology, announce today a strategic partnership to help organizations accelerate and streamline the implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®). Blue Agility has its headquarters in Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA

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PEDCO and Blue Agility as industry-leading companies are teaming up to support the growing number of PEDCO’s Applied SAFe clients seeking to maximize the benefits of their large scale agile adoption. The synergy between Blue Agility’s expertise and proven track record with large and complex agile adoptions and PEDCO’s innovative product will enable their clients to customize the framework and tailor it to their industry and specific business context. This partnership provides real-world coaching and mentoring expertise combined with a leading knowledge management platform to bolster client success.

For large organizations in an increasingly competitive marketplace, moving from traditional waterfall software development processes to lean, agile and synchronized efforts bring the promise of improved quality, shortened time to value and increased client satisfaction. However, scaling those efforts from small teams to an enterprise level introduces a myriad of challenges. It is at this point where clients need the support of an experienced coach backed by a leading process management platform. Together, Blue Agility and PEDCO provide the experience and technology to ensure a smooth and successful transition effort and significant return on investment.

Applied SAFe is PEDCO’s officially approved implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) as a fully-fledged ALM-Tool agnostic process model. It serves as your own customizable instance of SAFe.  It is implemented as a comprehensive, executable process model. It includes all roles, activities, templates, guidelines, milestones, and phases in order to bring such a framework to life; including metrics and tailoring.

For further information or requesting an online web-presentation please visit our website on www.appliedSAFe.com or get in contact with us on appliedSAFe@pedco.eu.

“We truly understand the challenges faced by our clients when implementing SAFe, particularly for those operating in regulated industries. By working in partnership, PEDCO and Blue Agility are uniquely positioned to provide customized and comprehensive enterprise-ready solutions for organizations wanting to adapt SAFe to their context. With PEDCO’s Applied SAFe, the potential to smooth the path to a full SAFe adoption that ultimately translates to high business value and customer delight is substantial.”
Eyal Abukasis, Chief Operations Officer, Blue Agility
“We are proud to find such an outstanding partner to collaborate with. Blue Agility’s outstanding track record in providing expert coaching and training services for large scale SAFe implementations 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,SAFe Fellow and Managing Director – EMEA, Scaled Agile Inc.

About Blue Agility

Blue Agility specializes in large-scale Agile transformations leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe™) and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools. Blue Agility provides a framework of people, process and technology, enabling the enterprise with continuous delivery capabilities. Leveraging our bluejazz™ knowledge platform (2015 Beacon Award), organizations access customized role-based tool usage models, ensuring scalable and sustainable enterprise-wide transformations with end-to-end traceability.


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.

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). It serves as your own comprehensive, customizable and tailored instance of SAFe®. Together with our Applied SAFe Consulting Partners, we ensure a smooth transition to agile, lean, efficient and compliant processes.

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