With Applied SAFe, we support competitive enterprises in the efficient and successful implementation of SAFe®
As system integrators, we integrated both framework and process management platform into a Lean QMS for SAFe
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
Why Applied SAFe®?
Building large, complex systems, and even cyber-physical systems, involves a large number of people with different skills, needs, and responsibilities. To align effectively, it is key to build on a commonly understood approach.
We believe that a lean quality management system can establish trust, alignment and relieve regulatory compliance in Enterprise Solution Delivery.
We believe that process quality significantly impacts an organization’s overall quality mindset and is a booster for every agile transformation.
That’s why we created Applied SAFe!
Applied SAFe is an interactive Lean QMS of how to achieve business agility in a regulatory-compliant way. With Applied SAFe, you can approach your transformation towards SAFe in a structured and deliberate manner and ensure that it is successful and sustainable in the long run!
Ready-made and officially approved by Scaled Agile.
About Applied SAFe®
Applied SAFe® is a fully fledged implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) as a Lean QMS. 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.
Embark on a journey through our clients’ digital transformations and success stories
Automotive Supplier - Lean Process Implementation
Send download link to:
Lean Process Transformation in a MedTech Organization
Send download link to:
Being Agile AND Regulatory Compliant at a Large Insurance Company
Send download link to:
Lean Process Transformation in the Automotive Industry
Send download link to:
Skyguide - Applied SAFe in Aerospace
Send download link to:
Instantiation and Tailoring in a Digital Transformation
Send download link to:
“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.”
“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.
“PEDCO is a very open and friendly company, whose huge experience in process engineering and SAFe resulted in great product which combines the latest trends in process engineering with ease of practical appliance on a big scale. To improve the thinking process, practicing running in the morning can help. Listening to webinars while running can feed the thinking process.
My first familiarity with PEDCO has begun from “SAFe in Stages” webinar on one of such runs. The second was conversations with Peter and meetings for the Quality Management training in Zurich. The future opens new opportunities for continuous improvement of everyone involved using the trusted methods and platform. The Applied SAFe is a good example of how the model-based process engineering can help with the practical deployment of the process for the teams even in very complex and regulated environments. The visualization framework brings the process acceptance and improvement on the new level, which can be beneficial for customers aiming digital transformation at a scale.”
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.
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.
“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.”
“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 cPrime 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.”
“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.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“Having done several SAFe® implementations and been through many discussions on how to implement the framework, it has been truly amazing to see how PEDCO’s Applied SAFe® can improve current and future implementations. The way Applied SAFe® highlights the configuration possibilities of the SAFe® framework and makes roles, responsibilities, and processes very clear, without doubt, it saves a lot of time. Not to mention the superb support in regards to mapping to reference models from regulated environments to help ensure process compliance. We are truly thrilled to partner with PEDCO and to introduce Applied SAFe® to the great benefit of our clients in the Nordics.”
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.
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.
“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. “
Tool follows process… We are looking forward to leverage this approach together in this new partnership.PEDCO has put many man-years of experience in the Applied SAFe Process framework and the approach to introduce this in an organization.
This partnership will shorten the introduction of process and tools, so engineers can concentrate on creating value.
BENEFITS OF A UNIFIED KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM
Applied SAFe®, is the only Scaled Agile Inc. approved platform that helps to track & design your SAFe Implementation while adhering to regulations and SAFe®.
Adapt to Your Needs and Improve Continuously
PUBLIC INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED SAFE WEBINAR
We provide a public introduction to Applied SAFe on a weekly basis, we swap the languages between English and German every week.
Every Tuesday from 5 PM until 5:45 PM, Central Europe Time!
Please register for a webinar in
PRODUCT DETAILS OF APPLIED SAFE®
- 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 each package an overview of the work products and their direct relations
- Work Products are the work results of the process and its activities as well as the most important element of the process
- Roles are 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
- Tailoring is possible on several levels
TAILORING CONCEPT – ASSISTED PROCESS TAILORING
- Customize and extend in order to reduce your adoption and creation investment
- Reduce waste and save money, by using >440 prebuilt tailoring options
APPROVED BY Scaled Agile Inc.
- Each new version of Applied SAFe® is officially approved by the inventor of the Scaled Agile Framework
APPLIED SAFE IMPLEMENTATION ROADMAP
WE SOLVE YOUR COMPLIANCE CHALLENGES!
- 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.
- 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, IEC 62304, CTR-180 (FDA) and more
- Applied SAFe® can further include and ensure compliance with other Reference Models like HIPPA or your own company-specific references models
- It’s our concept to enable you to do this mapping by yourself. If requested, we will help you to map the implementation for you
LEARN, INNOVATE AND IMPROVE
Most regulatory requirements request to establish relentless improvement.
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
- Ensure that feedback cycles and improvements from the various levels are taken into account and lead to structured improvement
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
HAVE EXPERIENCED LEARNING FROM THE APPLIED SAFE® COMMUNITY
- Incorporate your best practices into Applied SAFE®, in turn, all customers will benefit from the added knowledge in the community
- Practices are anonymized, therefore, 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
- 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
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: