PEDCO Applied SAFe® 2018-04-03T18:28:09+00:00

Applied SAFe® is a fully fledged implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) as a process model. It serves as your own customizable instance of SAFe®. 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.

‘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.

What is Applied SAFe®?

Applied SAFe® is a stand-alone product from PEDCO and is fully based on and kept in sync with the actual SAFe® version by Scaled Agile Inc. (SAI). Each release is also officially approved by SAI. As required, you can easily tailor all elements of the process model to your needs, simply by answering a series of out-of-the-box tailoring questions. It is also possible, to enhance and/or adapt the tailoring questions to create your own version. When moving to future versions of SAFe®, Applied SAFe® will automatically support you in the upgrade process and let you selectively decide whether to update your customized content to the latest “official” version or whether to keep your own. In short, Applied SAFe® allows you to extend or modify all of its content in order to better reflect the specific requirements of your organization.

Applied SAFe® can further include and ensure compliance with various reference models like CMMI, AS9100, CTR-180 (FDA), ISO9000 or your own company specific reference models. If you do not want to do this customization by yourself, we will help you to adapt the standard process implementation to your needs.

On your right you see the entry-page on the enterprise level just to give you a first impression of our product.


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Applied SAFe® Video Introduction

“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.

“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 and Sales, SAFE Fellow, Scaled Agile Inc.

“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

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.

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. 

PEDCO – Managed Process Services is a proud collaboration partner of Scaled Agile, Inc. SAFe® and Scaled Agile Framework® are registered trademarks of Scaled Agile, Inc.