The Company

Introducing PEDCO, your trusted partner for driving digital transformation and organizational excellence. Our extensive expertise and cutting-edge solutions empower businesses to achieve their strategic goals and thrive in today’s fast-paced and competitive landscape.

At PEDCO, we understand organizations‘ challenges in adopting agile methodologies and implementing complex frameworks, especially in regulated environments. As a result, we offer a comprehensive suite of products and services to simplify and streamline your transformation journey.

From Agile and SAFe consulting to process optimization and compliance, we provide end-to-end solutions tailored to your unique needs. Our seasoned experts will guide you through every step, ensuring a smooth, successful transformation that delivers tangible results.

With PEDCO, you’ll harness the power of agile practices to drive innovation, enhance collaboration, and accelerate time-to-market. Our state-of-the-art tools, such as Applied SAFe, enable you to scale agile practices across your organization, align teams, and optimize workflows.

We believe true success lies in combining people, processes, and technology. That’s why we emphasize implementing the right strategies and fostering a culture of continuous improvement and learning.

Join the ranks of our satisfied clients who have experienced remarkable efficiency, quality, and customer satisfaction improvements. Let PEDCO be your partner in unlocking your organization’s full potential and achieving sustainable growth.

Regarding digital transformation and organizational excellence, choose PEDCO as your trusted advisor and catalyst for success. Together, we’ll navigate the complexities of the modern business landscape and create a foundation for lasting success.


At PEDCO, we help organizations to master the complexity of bringing a lean agile organization to life. Our Platform, Applied SAFe is the Navigation System for Scaled Agility.

We have been implementing SAFe since version 2.5 in 2013 and can even show metrics on the change and grow rates. Being one of the earliest adopters of SAFe (the first partner company of Scaled Agile Inc.) has allowed us to collect a rich set of experiences all around the world in different industries with different organizations. Working Agile is not just something we do, but it’s our bread and butter. Besides implementing our platform Applied SAFe, we recommend that our clients also train individuals to be Quality Managers and Process Engineers. This is also unique to PEDCO, we believe that for teams to not just do Agile but be Agile, the notion of quality and best practices must be embedded from the get-go. We see it every day, it’s much easier to learn and establish best practices from the start instead of having to unlearn bad ones down the road.

We support medium-sized and large enterprises in the efficient and successful implementation of demanding development plans within regulatory environments.

We help your organization in the set-up, selection, operation and further development of lean and effective development processes. The core of our services is the outsourced operation of a process framework tailored to the customer’s requirements. This allows you to direct your development projects within the regulatory environment in compliance with the rules, efficiently and with transparent costs. In addition to this, we offer a comprehensive range of support activities covering your whole process landscape. We define and improve your processes and thus simultaneously combine the requirements for compliance, efficiency, and cost transparency.

Compliance and Efficiency for your Processes.

Our experts offer the know-how and the best practice experience that they have gained in their work with process frameworks in the financial services sector, the pharmaceuticals sector, and government authorities. We have experience with various sets of regulations: From regulators like FED, FINMA or FDA towards standards such as CMMI and others.

The Founder

Peter PedrossCEO & Founder

Peter Pedross is the Founder of PEDCO and the Creator of Applied SAFe. He is a Certified Consultant in the “Scaled Agile Framework” since 2012 as well as in “Disciplined Agile Delivery”, and has a Diploma in Quality Management from EFQA. Peter was in the first ever SAFe class held in Switzerland with Dean Leffingwell as his trainer. Peter Pedross has experience in agile practices (XP) since 1999. In the course of his career, he has authored publications and given lectures on the topics of Agile, DevOps, Scaled Agility in Regulated Environments, Architecture, Process Engineering, and Lean-Agile Requirements Engineering, in the USA, Japan, and in Europe.

He has over 30 years’ experience in software development. As the architect of the process framework of one of the leading Swiss financial institutions, he was responsible for the entire set of life-cycles (including agile), processes, methods, and tools used. This process framework was then used over the years by hundreds of projects around the world, and continually improved.

Peter Pedross is the President of the board for Computer Science at the Swiss Association for Quality (SAQ), he is also a member of the board at SAQ. Peter Pedross also leads the Non-Profit special interest group on scaling agility in Switzerland.


Stefan KüfferPrincipal Process Engineer

Stefan has over 30 years of experience in software, systems and product development in manufacturing, logistics, and large financial institutes. He started as a mechanical engineer for grouting systems, software engineer for object-oriented technologies and launched and led a strategic IT project to establish an enterprise-wide service-oriented infrastructure.

At a large financial institute, he was a key driver in the successful realization of the innovative Java Application Platform (JAP) from a technology infrastructure bundle to a widely accepted global service offering. Later, Stefan took over responsibility for the unit Solution Delivery Process & Tool Integration where he provided an integrated ALM Tool Chain that complied to CMMI Level-3 maturity. Eventually, he was Global Head for Project, Process & Quality Management.

In between, Stefan co-founded a consulting company covering project management, technology management and architecture in industries like Automotive, Aviation, Healthcare, and Insurance.

He holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science from the University of Brugg-Windisch (CH) and a Swiss federal diploma in Business IT and Project Management. He successfully finished the MBA Program in International Supply Chain Management at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).

Stefan is a certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) and was Conference Board Member for the successful launch of the International Product Management Festival and the Swiss Agile Leadership Day.

Dr. Angelina BirchlerMember of the Board

Dr. Angelina Birchler is a Member of the Board at PEDCO and is also a Professional Psychologist for Psychotherapy FSP. She has a degree in Psychology and a Doctorate degree from the University of Zurich. She is a Research Associate at the Centre for Chronobiology Psychiatric University Clinics Basel and has permanent positions as a clinical psychologist, somnologist, neuropsychologist at various psychiatric institutions.

Dr. Angelina Birchler has published 6 Medical Studies focusing on sleep and neuropsychology. She is also a speaker at conferences all around the world in regards to sleep psychology.

Sheila SchultzDirector, PEDCO-Americas - Founder Realize Agile LLC.

Sheila Schultz is an enthusiastic and driven leader recognized for leading highly technical teams, developing and guiding activities to realize vision, and delivering results with excellence. She has been effective in building, growing, and transforming groups and processes in ambiguous, dynamic, and fast-paced environments. Sheila is a people and team focused partner who drives positive energy and a sense of community.

Sheila has over 30 years of experience in the automotive and defense industries. Her multifaceted career includes experience as a Thermal Engineer, Vehicle Systems Engineer, and System Safety Engineer. In recent years, she served as an Engineering Leader for System Safety, Systems Engineering/Knowledge Management, and Defense Advanced System Integration. As part of her experience, she built teams and propelled consistent/agile applications of Systems Engineering and IT tools. This involved driving Systems Engineering SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) while fostering process alignment and agile principles. Sheila led the development and implementation of a Systems Engineering requirements management process and IT tool chain for improved requirements connectivity.

Sheila is currently focusing on leading and driving agile approaches more broadly. She strives to enable businesses to positively transform through practical implementation and acceleration of Applied SAFe®.