PEDCO and Be Agile will work together in fostering the growing numbers of Applied SAFe® customers; where PEDCO delivers its own product Applied SAFe® and Be Agile shares their knowledge in agile consulting for business and human resources agility.
About Be Agile
With over 18 years of experience, Be Agile is leading the way in researching and designing solutions that enable their clients to lead their market sector. They do this by delivering value to their customers through innovative design thinking, agility and delivery focussed on the flow of value with the customer experience front-and-centre. They do this by utilising a human-centred approach.
At Be Agile, they have a very unique mix of qualifications in value-creation, design thinking, Agile, business agility and people engagement.
Be Agile is also strategic partners with Agile Transformation, who is also one our PEDCO’s Partners. To ensure that their clients enable, embed and sustain Agile in their organisation they partner with our clients to ensure that the 7 Pillars are given the requisite attention. These Pillars are:
• Customer Seat at the Table
• Lean Portfolio Management
• Stable Teams
• Agile Framework & Mindset
• Leadership & Culture Transformation
• Make It Stick
• Technology Transformation
This collaboration supports our commitment to foster scaled agility on an enterprise level, especially for companies working in a regulated environment. Applied SAFe is our fully-fledged implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) as a process model. Applied SAFe is based on and kept in sync with the actual SAFe version by Scaled Agile Inc. (SAI). Our product is officially approved by Scaled Agile Inc, the inventors of the Scaled Agile Framework. Implemented as a comprehensive, executable process model it includes all roles, activities, templates, guidelines, milestones, and phases in order to bring the framework to life; including metrics and tailoring. Applied SAFe is a ‘ready to go’ implementation and allows organizations to start using the framework immediately.
“Be Agile is honoured to be appointed as the first partner to PEDCO in Africa to bring the Applied SAFe® solution to our clients. In our continuous drive to enable our clients to “be agile” rather than just do agile, we see the Applied SAFe® solution as a key ingredient in managing and visualising the various stages and steps of an agile transformation programme. Embracing and enabling agile across the breadth and depth of an organisation is a major change programme and is full of complexity. It is this complexity that normally leads an organisation to follow a methodology religiously, rather than seeing it as a framework that must be adjusted and customised to suit that particular organisation. Whilst Applied SAFe® does visualise the full “process” of the Scaled Agile Framework, it also allows organisations the flexibility to follow their own flow that enables them to become a great deal more agile. We see this as the differentiating value-add of Applied SAFe.”
“It was great to get connected with Myles Hopkins and Chad Williams of Be Agile and bring him on board as a Partner of Applied SAFe. We saw his immediate dedication through his persistence and quick responses. Be Agile’s experience in Agile HR will be a great benefit for Applied SAFe users and we are looking forward to strengthening our collaboration in South Africa!”
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.
Our mission is to help system and software-dependent enterprises achieve better business outcomes, increase employee engagement, and improve economics through the application of Lean-Agile principles and practices with Applied SAFe® based on the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).
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). Together with our partners, we ensure a smooth transition to agile, lean, efficient and compliant processes with Applied SAFe.
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