Salient Commercial Solutions Becomes Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) Certified Partner Salient Expands Enterprise-Scale Agile Software Development Services Based on Scaled Agile Framework®

FAIRFAX, Va., July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Commercial Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Salient Federal Solutions, Inc., is a leading information technology solutions provider, delivering innovative scaled Agile approaches, today announced it partnered with Scaled Agile, Inc. and  has joined the Scaled Agile Partner program. This partnership will enable Salient to strategically support customers who need to undertake large-scale Agile transformations successfully, and result in leaner, more cost effective Information Technology organizations.

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"We're excited to have Salient as a partner," says Dean Leffingwell, Chief Methodologist and creator of the Scaled Agile Framework. "Our partners are companies that believe in agility at scale and the power of the Scaled Agile Framework to successfully transform organizations."

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a proven, publicly-accessible knowledge base for implementing agile practices at enterprise scale. The framework emphasizes the responsibilities of individuals and teams; and identifies the applicable activities and artifacts necessary to scale agile from the team, to teams of teams, to the enterprise level. SAFe has been successfully applied in programs ranging from 50-100 people, to enterprises employing thousands of software developers.

By becoming a Scaled Agile partner, Salient is recognized to have expertise in consulting and implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework. As a partner, Salient will provide lessons learned from client engagements that will enable SAFe to continually improve and grow within IT organizations. Currently, many organizations adopt Agile only on a team level and never scale. The Scaled Agile Framework focuses on the underlying principles of agile methods, such as Scrum and Kanban, and scales them into the enterprise. This partnership promotes business and mission alignment through software development; focus on architecture and process agility, as well as being a proven, publicly accessible knowledge base for implementing agile at the enterprise level.

"This partnership with Scaled Agile reinforces Salient's commitment to providing agile solutions that address both the portfolio and program levels," says Bob Friedenberg, General Manager
of Salient Commercial. "Our partnership allows IT investments to align with business objectives. We now have the ability to work with Scaled Agile to increase the business value we bring to our customers."

For more information on the Scaled Agile Framework, visit: www.scaledagileframework.com.

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About Salient Commercial Solutions: Salient Commercial Solutions is a leading provider of enterprise agile adoption services. Salient's 'Agility as a Service(SM) (AaaS(SM)), combines SAFe with disciplined delivery and quality management techniques, like CMMI, as well as unique training and team development techniques. Salient provides a comprehensive approach to help clients assess their current state and develop an evolutionary path to achieving the desired level of agility.  Salient Commercial Solutions is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with offices in McLean, Colorado Springs, Orlando, San Diego, and Tampa. More information is available at www.salientcommercial.com.

About Scaled Agile, Inc. Scaled Agile, Inc.'s mission is to help enterprises achieve the capabilities, culture and business benefits that successful implementation of scaled Lean and Agile practices can provide.  To achieve this, Scaled Agile provides consulting, training, certification and process tooling based on the Scaled Agile Framework, a proven, publicly-facing knowledge base of effective practices for Lean | Agile adoption at enterprise scale. Visit www.ScaledAgile.com for more details.

Salient has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Most Promising Companies.

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