Scaled Agile Incorporated created the Scaled Agile Framework ® (SAFe®), the world’s leading framework for enterprise agility. The SAFe website—scaledagileframework.com— provides an outstanding array of free resources useful for anyone attempting to scale agile to 50, 500, or even 5,000 people. SAFe has been adopted by more than 15 Government agencies, and Packaged Agile is the only Scaled Agile partner focused exclusively on SAFe for Government. Packaged Agile provides SAFe training and certifications, adding to the 450,000+ practitioners trained and certified to-date.
Scrum has become synonymous with agile. As originally outlined in the Scrum Guide, Scrum is a framework for developing, delivering, and sustaining complex products by a single team. Scrum@Scale entends the benefits of Scrum to the creation of products, processes, services, and systems that require the efforts of multiple teams. It achieves this goal through setting up a “minimum viable bureaucracy” via a “scale-free” architecture.
Dr. Jeff Sutherland developed Scrum@Scale based on the fundamental principles of Scrum, Complex Adaptive Systems theory, game theory, and object-oriented technology. Combined with the results of fieldwork with numerous companies, Scrum@Scale was developed with the input of many experienced Scrum practitioners.
Scrum Alliance Registered Education Providers (REP®) are the only experts qualified to teach Scrum Alliance classes. REPs are evaluated on a regular basis to ensure the highest-quality instructors and courses. All courses offered by REPs have been screened and verified by Scrum Alliance to ensure that the material is consistent with Scrum and Agile principles. Scrum Alliance REP instructors must demonstrate an ability to convey their expertise through courses that contain topics and skills pertinent to Agile practitioners.
Grant Thornton is the 5th largest accounting and advisory firm in the world. Packaged Agile has collaborated with Grant Thornton on numerous US Government agile coaching, consulting, and training engagements over the last 15 years. We’ve partnered at agencies including Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and the Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Rentouch (www.rentouch.ch), a Swiss-based company, builds solutions to improve collaboration in agile and scaled agile environments. Packaged Agile partnered with Rentouch to bring one of their most popular products, the piplanning app (www.piplanning.io), to the US Government market. The piplanning app helps address one of the most widely-cited reasons for large program failure – ineffective communications. The piplanning app also enables real-time synchronization with popular Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools.
Metronome, built by Radus Software (radussoftware.com), is the only tool designed from the ground up to support the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) end-to-end. Metronome provides the easiest path to reach the promised benefits of scaled agility by removing the complexity inherent in other tools, allowing your staff to laser-focus on implementing SAFe without cumbersome overhead.