With Applied SAFe, we support competitive enterprises
in the efficient and successful implementation of the SAFe®

As system integrators, we integrated both framework and process
management platform into our product

Applied SAFe works for organizations in highly complex, highly compliant and auditable
environments such as Automotive, Defense, Aerospace, Medical and Finance

Applied SAFe creates a dynamic where you can author
your entire process and instantiate to your community to ensure that you have
the best and most compliant process for your organization

WE SOLVE YOUR COMPLIANCE TOPICS

PEDCO Applied SAFe®2018-12-09T17:10:25+00:00
  • With Applied SAFe, we support competitive enterprises in the efficient and successful implementation of the SAFe®
  • As system integrators, we integrated both framework and process management platform into our product
  • Applied SAFe works for organizations in highly complex, highly compliant and auditable  environments such as Automotive, Defense, Aerospace, Medical and Finance
  • Applied SAFe creates a dynamic where you can author your entire process and instantiate to your community to ensure that you have the best and most compliant process for your organization

    WE SOLVE YOUR COMPLIANCE TOPICS

Applied SAFe®

Applied SAFe® is a fully fledged implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) as an executable process model. It serves as your own customizable instance of SAFe®, the defacto standard to bring agility at scale. Applied SAFe® is implemented as a comprehensive, executable process model. It includes all roles, activities, templates, guidelines, milestones, and phases as defined by the SAFe® methodology 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 within the SAFe® framework.

Building cyber-physical systems is a complex thing and is becoming increasingly software reliant, there is a growing demand for best practices to address conceptual and process incompatibilities between systems and software. SAFe bridges that gap, and does so in a way that is more modular, scalable, and adaptable than prior versions.

With Applied SAFe you have both the power and capability to support the growth of your process – from teams to enterprise – simple to complex – Applied SAFe has the tools, options and support to achieve the enterprise goals and outcomes all while staying compliant with the organizations internal, external and regulated requirements.

“This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to exploring new entry points and approaches to adopting the Scaled Agile Framework®,” said Dean Leffingwell, Chief Methodologist and creator of the Scaled Agile Framework. “We are pleased to be working with such outstanding innovators as PEDCO’s Peter Pedross and his team. The potential to help ease the way for fully comprehensive SAFe adoption is enormous.”

Dean Leffingwell, Co-founder & Chief Methodologist, Scaled Agile Inc.

Implementing scaled agile organizations in regulated environment always means to define and to track agile processes. Applied SAFe is a very valuable tool for an agile transition project in such an environment. You need less time and less investment in work to be able to implement a complete agile standard process.

Dr. Thorsten Janning, COO, KEGON

“With PEDCO and SAI we have found exactly the right collaboration partners. The excellent process expertise of the PEDCO team combined with SAI’s market leading Scaled Agile Framework® gives our customers a way of integrating agile practices into their current process landscape and become more efficient without having to start from scratch.” says Erich Meier, Method Park’s CTO and creator of the Stages process management tool.

Dr. Erich Meier, CTO, Method Park

“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 of Partner Development & Enterprise Sales and SAFe Fellow, Scaled Agile Inc.

The SAFe® collaboration program allows us to partner with companies like PEDCO who have demonstrated superior capabilities in managed process services,” said Francis Kelly, Scaled Agile’s VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. “By leveraging their upcoming Applied SAFe process model with the SAFe methodology, PEDCO is well positioned to support enterprises seeking to customize and accelerate adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework.

Francis Kelly, VP of Partner Development & Enterprise Sales, Scaled Agile Inc.

The Scaled Agile Framework® was our natural choice to bring agile on a level to support enterprises seeking to customize and accelerate adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework,” said Peter Pedross, PEDCO’s CEO. “The SAFe® Inside program allows us to combine the power of SAFe® with our own knowledge on process modelling into a strong product.

Peter Pedross, CEO, PEDCO AG

“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

“It is not enough that management commit themselves to quality and productivity, they must know what it is they must do. Such a responsibility cannot be delegated.” This quote from W. Edwards Deming accompanies me wherever I help companies to become more agile. Applied SAFe is an extraordinary tool doing exactly that: In a clear and precise way helping the people responsible to make a change to know what it is they must do.

Dr. Wolfgang Brandhuber, Accenture
“We are very excited to join PEDCO in a collaborating partnership. PEDCO’s Applied SAFe® is an outstanding product and we feel that every SAFe customer will love the guidance, metrics and lean governance process that it provides.”
Tonya McCaulley - Change Agent, Educator, Agile Coach, Public Speaker, Transparency Consulting Inc.
“Applied SAFe® elevates the core of enterprise agility predicated on the key premise of synchronization to an entirely new level. With UFG’s current business model squarely based on fostering comprehensive enterprise agility, this partnership is destined to garner powerful, compliance ready, end-to-end agile transformation solutions.”
Sean Cavandi, Managing Partner, UFIRST Group INC

We are excited about partnering with PEDCO and about linking AgilityHealth with Applied SAFe, so we can now offer AgilityHealth customers who want to scale using SAFe a seamless solution which combines the strengths of both platforms. AgilityHealth and Applied SAFe are both configurable and can be tailored to meet the needs of any organization; from a transformational perspective as well as from a process perspective. The combination of both platforms ensures we can help further drive continuous growth and produce measurable business outcomes based on metrics unique to our customers.

Sally Elatta, President, Agile Transformation Inc.

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.

Dr. Dirk Meißner, Managing Partner, CO-Improve GmbH

Medical device companies are often overwhelmed with regulatory requirements for their complex devices. 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. Together with our products, customers will almost immediately be able to develop medical device products.

Dr. Marion Lempets, Managing Partner, Softcomply
“When Peter presented PEDCO’s Applied SAFE demo I immediately realized the potential and benefit for companies. This product uniquely combines process modelling with a state of the art solution for scaling agile.  That’s why I accepted to be a member of the PEDCO Advisory Board.
As co-author of the TIR45 ‘Guidance on the use of AGILE practices in the development of medical device software’ I want to stress that agile definitely can be used for the development of medical device software and does bring value by enhancing customer focus and efficiency. 

APPLIED SAFE VALUE PROPOSITION:

Our software, APPLIED SAFe®, is the only tool that helps tracking & design your processes, making sure that they adhere to regulations while still doing SAFe®.

IMPLEMENT SAFe® FAST AND PRECISE
CUSTOMIZE AND EXTEND SAFE®
DEVELOP COMPLIANT  & LEAN
LEARN, INNOVATE AND IMPROVE RELENTLESS

PRODUCT DETAILS OF APPLIED SAFE®

Our software, APPLIED SAFe®, is the only tool that helps tracking & design your processes, making sure that you can adhere to regulations while still doing SAFe®.

  • FEATURES:

    • A process is a logical sequence of related activities to create a performance or a transformation of a work product
    • Phases  divide the process into time sequences
    • Work Product Models are grouped in packages. Applied SAFe® provides for each package on each level an overview of the work products and their direct relations
    • Work Products are the work results of the process and its activities and the most important element of the process
    • Roles are process-actor with assigned responsibilities, skills and knowledge to perform the process activities defined in a role description
    • Activities are manual or semi-automated work step to create a performance or a transformation of a work product
    • Practices describe how something can be done, in contrast to activities within processes which tell you what has to be done
    • Tailoring is possible on several levels
  • TAILORING CONCEPT – ASSISTED PROCESS TAILORING

    • Coordinate the Program Backlogs of several ART‘s for a Value Stream on Portfolio
    • ART‘s to run their own Program Epic KANBAN
    • Set up a portfolio and its sub-instances either in a 3-Level or 4-Level SAFe® configuration
  • APPROVED BY Scaled Agile Inc.

    • Each new version of Applied SAFe® is officially approved by the inventor of the Scaled Agile Framework
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COMPLIANCE

  • WE SOLVE YOUR COMPLIANCE TOPICS!

    • Relieve teams from the burden of compliance by giving them concrete, compliant processes.
    • Flow within compliance boundaries: Tailor processes exactly to level-specific needs and achieve highest efficiency and compliance. Control and steer process adherence by using existing metrics.
    • Be agile, efficient and compliant all at the same time.
  • ESTABLISH COMPLIANCE WITH MINIMAL EFFORT

    • We created mappings from Applied SAFe® to various reference models like CMMI, Automotive SPICE 3.0, IEC 62304, CTR-180 (FDA) and others
    • Applied SAFe® can further include and ensure compliance with other Reference Models like HIPPA or your own company-specific references models
    • Its our concept to enable you to do this mapping by yourself. It is part of the Applied SAFe QM-Training. If requested, we will help you to map the implementation for you
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LEARN, INNOVATE AND IMPROVE

Most regulatory requirements request to establish Learn, Innovate and Improve.

Applied SAFe® comes with a built-in agile organizational learning system. We have pre-built the needed processes so that a company can learn as a system and not as individuals.

  • BUILT IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING PROCESSES

    • Use defined metrics and proven best practices, so that you can benefit from the first day on
    • Ensure, that feedback cycles and improvements from the various levels are taken into account and lead to a structured improvement of PAL
  • EASY ACCESS TO GIVE AND GET FEEDBACK FOR ALL

    • Members of Teams, Programs, Value Streams, Portfolio and Enterprise can add annotations to every processing element of Applied SAFe® at any given time
  • PERFORM EXPERIENCED LEARNING FROM THE APPLIED SAFE® COMMUNITY

    • Applied SAFe® offers for free to incorporate customers best practices into Applied SAFE®. This has the advantage that all customers will benefit from the added knowledge in the community
    • Practices will be anonymized to be helpful for all users of Applied SAFe®
  • APPLIED SAFE® ARCHITECTURE AND IMPLEMENTATION

    • The process model is implemented in a way that you can instantiate independently on each level, portfolio, value stream, program, and team.
    • Applied SAFe® is capable of making use of various life cycle models. As proposed by SAFe®, teams can run with Scrum, Kanban or a combination of both as an agile method. Additionally, it is possible to coexist with other life cycles and to synchronize via the Agile Release Train. Teams can choose their life cycle depending on their needs and their agile readiness
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PRODUCT VARIATIONS

  • Applied SAFe can be bought in different configurations, fitting the various needs of medium and large companies.

  • You can start with the simplest configuration “Essential”, and then upgrade your package afterward, increasing the number of licenses and type of configurations as more employees join the SAFe journey.

Please find out more about Applied SAFe product variations here:

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