As you may have seen we have been busy these past few months creating new materials and going to conferences all around the world!
What we have been up to…
In the past 6 months, we attended conferences in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and the USA! We met with great organizations in various industries and we look forward to continuing those conversations! We have created new content for you from brochures to webinars to additional videos. Don’t worry, there is still more to come!
Check out our new short video giving you a taste of what Applied SAFe can do for you!
Conferences we went to thus far:
Earlier this year we were at the Process Insights in Nuremberg, Germany. The conference was hosted by our Partner, Method Park. We had a great time discussing topics such as, Autonomy, Agility in Processes, and even Work 4.0. Read our full roundup here!
The second conference we were at was the European SAFe Summit, hosted by Scaled Agile Inc. in The Hague, Netherlands. This is a must-attend event for individuals relying on SAFe to drive better business outcomes for their customer or employer. Learn about the Scaled Agile Framework and how Applied SAFe related here.
Next, we were at MedTecLIVE in Nuremberg, Germany. Here we met with leading manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of Medical Devices and discovered the latest product innovations from all over the world. Learn more about the Challenges and Benefits of Adopting Agile Methods for Medical Device Software Development.
Lastly, Peter Pedross, Founder and CEO of PEDCO, spoke at Agile & Beyond in Detroit, Michigan. His speech was on the topic of “Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps in Scaled Agility”. Read more about the conference and his topic here.
An outlook of upcoming conferences and presentations:
We have 3 more conferences scheduled for this year. Don’t forget to visit our booth, we are keen to discuss your challenges and propose solution approaches!
One of the main conferences we will be attending September 28th – October 4th is the Global SAFe Summit and we are very excited to announce that 3 of our Advisory Board members will have speeches! The Advisory Board members that have speeches are Ken France, Scott Frost, and Dr. Wolfgang Brandhuber. You can view the full agenda here.
Take a look at the conferences we are attending.
Want to organize the participation of PEDCO at your events?
- Get in touch if you want us to present topics from our experience around scaling agile in regulated environments at your in-house or open door event or conference. Contact us.
Global presence with our Partner Program
We have updated our Partner Directory! Now you are able to search for Partners via their country, making it easier for you to navigate and find what you are looking for.
We have also created Partner Badges so if you are a partner please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you a badge!
Remember, as a Partner, you have 3 free days of training during the year. If you attend one of our trainings you will also get a certified Partner Badge along with a badge for what you are certified in. Our newest Certified Quality Managers are Erni, GlobalLogic, Reeduca, Safe Journey, and Yellow Intelligent!
PEDCO’s Partner Program continues to grow; since July 2017 we have established new partnerships with several companies from Asia, Europe, USA, and Latin America.
In 2019 we brought on some great partners for transformation, tooling, and training. See below at the list of our newest partners:
Acellere is a software technology company, with clients across the globe. Acellere has developed a state-of-the-art, intelligent software analytics platform called Gamma, as a part of our mission to start a global movement for clean code. Acellere is industrializing software development services and revolutionising the end-user experience. Our offices are located in Germany, India, and Japan. The founding team consists of Vishal Rai (CEO) and Sudarshan Bhide (CTO), and the company was founded in 2009.
: Germany, India, Japan
GlobalLogic is a full-lifecycle product development services leader that combines chip-to-cloud software engineering expertise and vertical industry experience to help our customers design, build, and deliver their next generation products and digital experiences.
We expertly integrate design, complex engineering, and agile delivery capabilities to produce superior business outcomes for global brands. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, GlobalLogic operates design studios and engineering centers around the world, extending the benefits of our true global presence to customers in the telecom, automotive, healthcare, technology, media and entertainment, manufacturing, and semiconductor industries.
Organizations worldwide trust inspearit to provide independent, proven advice on how to best leverage today’s IT. We guide our customers towards a more efficient way of working in their projects, products and organizations.
We are highly committed to making a real difference in our clients’ ability to be even more innovative with their customers.
SoCraAgile is a Swiss start-up founded by Alexandre Cuva and Olivier von Dach, both seasoned and passionate software engineers and craftsmen. The area of activity of SoCraAgile is the promotion of agility and technical excellence in the business and software development contexts, based on coaching, mentoring and consulting.
At SoCraAgile we believe in the association of Agile, Lean, Craftsmanship and DevOps. This applies to a whole organization, as information technology, business, human resources, marketing, and other services are part of the entire organization success. We are a community-driven organization, that supports local communities in the promotion and the education of agility and technical excellence.
: Nyon, Switzerland
At Yellow Intelligent our focus is more on the organization and the human aspect. We believe change is essential and certainly, the intrinsic motivations like Purpose, Mastery, and Autonomy are important. Not only are we performing Agile Transitions, Agile projects, and coaching but we also provide training in the field of Agile for ScrumMasters, Product Owners and more. In addition, we use a great variety of helpful items and services.
New Advisory Board Members!
We are excited to announce that we have 2 new Advisory Board members!
VP Scaled Agility, SAFe Fellow
Management and Executive Coach & Trainer with over 25+ years’ experience in agile development. Ken helps large-scale organizations adopt iterative and incremental development practices such as Agile & SAFe. He fosters constructive culture change and leadership enablement and is focused on evolving Portfolio and Program Management & Governance processes. Much of his career has been spent directly coaching Agile teams and their management chain on how to drive the change necessary to become successful at the enterprise level. As Vice President of Scaled Agility and SAFe Fellow, Ken helps develop and implement corporate strategy, provides executive-level coaching for clients, and works with his team to ensure overall Client Success.
Sr. SAFe Fellow & Agile Coach
Scott Frost is a SAFe® Fellow, SPCT & Global Enterprise Business Agility Coach. He leads the Accenture|SolutionsIQ Scaled Agile Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) program working closely with Scaled Agile, Inc. and Accenture to develop our scaling platforms for employees and our customers. Scott brings Lean-Agile transformations beyond academic discussion into real-world implementation success stories.
He has 30 years of industry experience with 20 years in traditional IT global delivery in large-scale portfolios from coder to executive roles and 10 years in consulting dedicated to business agility. He has worked in many industries including Global Resources/Energy, Telecom, Financial Services, Retail, Supply Chain Services and Health Care.
Scott is also an Advisory Board member at Univ. of Texas at Dallas (Center for Intelligent Supply Networks) and speaks locally and globally on Business Agility, Transformation Services, and Lean-Agile Best Practice. Scott holds a degree in Music and a Master’s of Science in Total Quality Management (TQM).
We performed last year and will continue to offer trainings for SAFe®, Applied SAFe® and Lean-Agile. Based on our deep design and development experience with process engineering on the Stages platform we now also offer specific workshops and trainings, hence, created an additional training category for process engineering:
- SAFe Training: We will continue to train SAFe as we have very experienced practitioners as trainers, coming from or working in regulated environments and able to discuss SAFe applied in complex environments.
- Applied SAFe Training: Get certified as Applied SAFe Engineer and learn how to enhance our product, as a certified Applied SAFe Quality Manager you will be able to guide and lead the implementation of Applied SAFe in complex environments.
- Process Engineering
Benefit from our mature development experience with process engineering on the Stages platform. We gained in-depth skills not only on process design but also in the effective use of the tailoring features, different instantiation and deployment mechanisms as well as compliance mappings to a number of reference models and much more. Get inspired!
Click here to check out all the Trainings we have going on this year!
SAFe is the most widely-used approach to scaling agile – 13th State of Agile Report by Version One
- Scaling Methods and Approaches: SAFe (30%) has overtaken Scrum/Scrum of Scrums (16%) to be the most popular scaling method cited by respondents.
- Top 5 Tips for Success with Scaling Agile: Respondents indicated the most valuable in helping them scale agile practices were Internal Agile Coaches.