Real World Coaching and Mentoring Expertise Combined with a Leading Knowledge Management Platform Bolster Client Success

Philadelphia, PA – August 17, 2016: Blue Agility, an industry leader in large-scale agile transformations and application lifecycle management (ALM) technology, and PEDCO, creators of Applied SAFe®, a fully-fledged ALM tool agnostic implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) as a process model, today announced a strategic partnership to help organizations accelerate and streamline the implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFeTM). The two industry-leading companies are teaming up to support the growing number of PEDCO’s Applied SAFe clients seeking to maximize the benefits of their large scale agile adoption. The synergy between Blue Agility’s expertise and proven track record with large and complex agile adoptions and PEDCO’s innovative product will enable their clients to customize the framework and tailor it to their industry and specific business context.

For large organizations in an increasingly competitive marketplace, moving from traditional waterfall software development processes to lean, agile and synchronized efforts bring the promise of improved quality, shortened time to value and increased client satisfaction. However, scaling those efforts from small teams to an enterprise level introduces myriad of challenges. It is at this point where clients need the support of an experienced coach backed by a leading process management platform. Together, Blue Agility and PEDCO provide the experience and technology to ensure a smooth and successful transition effort and significant return on investment.

“I’m excited about our strategic partnership with Blue Agility. Their experience with providing expert coaching and training services for large scale SAFe implementations significantly enhances PEDCO’s ability to ensure a seamless transition to agile, lean and compliant processes for the growing number of Applied SAFe clients,” said Peter Pedross, CEO at PEDCO.

“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,” said Eyal Abukasis, Chief Operations Officer at Blue Agility. “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.”

About PEDCO
PEDCO – Managed Process Services is a public limited company based in Zurich, Switzerland and a collaboration partner with Scaled Agile Inc., Boulder (USA) and Method Park, Erlangen (Germany). PEDCO supports enterprises around the globe for process implementations for complex product lines or within regulatory environments. We offer a comprehensive range of solutions to set-up, select, operate, and develop lean, compliant and efficient processes.

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). It serves as your own comprehensive, customizable and tailored instance of SAFe®. Together with our Applied SAFe Consulting Partners, we ensure a smooth transition to agile, lean, efficient and compliant processes. www.AppliedSAFe.com.

About Blue Agility
Blue Agility specializes in large-scale Agile transformations leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe™) and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools. Blue Agility provides a framework of people, process and technology, enabling the enterprise with continuous delivery capabilities. Leveraging our bluejazz™ knowledge platform (2015 Beacon Award), organizations access customized role-based tool usage models, ensuring scalable and sustainable enterprise-wide transformations with end-to-end traceability. www.blue-agility.com