About Us

About 30% of large US Government software programs fail. That translates to $30 Billion dollars each year not spent on education, health care, fighting terrorism, and taking care of our veterans. Packaged Agile is dedicated to changing that.

We help the US Government and their contractors realize the promised benefits of a large-scale Agile approach by partnering for long-term results. Working with business and IT executives, we’ve helped transform some of the largest software projects in the world (up to $200M annual labor) using effective scaled agile techniques.

For over 25 years, Mr. Dave Witkin has consulted to and provided training for large commercial and U.S. Government clients on large-scale Agile and traditional (i.e., waterfall) programs. Mr. Witkin is passionate about bringing the benefits of Agile to large (over $2B), high-risk Federal Government programs, which have been his focus for the last 20 years.

He is the managing partner for Packaged Agile, and is one of only 100 people in the world certified by Jeff Sutherland, the creator of Scrum, to teach the Scrum@Scale course. He helped create content for SAFe courses, earning him the SAFe® Exam Developer certification. He holds certifications including Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum@Scale Practitioner (CSSP), Scrum@Scale Practitioner, SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), SAFe for Government Practitioner (SGP), and SAFe Scrum Master (SSM).

His favorite quote, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth,” is attributed to the underappreciated scholar, Mike Tyson.