Agil8 Becomes Scaled Agile Framework ® (SAFe) Gold Certified Partner

Jan 14, 2014, 12:01 ET from Agil8 Ltd

LONDON, January 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Expands enterprise-scale agile software development services based on the Scaled Agile Framework®

Agil8 Limited announced today that it has joined the Scaled Agile Partner program at the Gold Partner level. "We're excited to have agil8 on board," said Dean Leffingwell, Chief Methodologist and creator of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). "Our partners are companies that believe in agility at scale and the power of the Scaled Agile Framework to successfully transform organizations."

As a prestigious Gold partner, agil8 has demonstrated significant expertise in delivering Scaled Agile services and is well positioned to support organisations with large or complex enterprise agile transformations. David Hicks, agil8 CEO said: "Dean and I first discussed scaled agile in China in 2008 when we were working together on a global enterprise agile rollout, with over 150 Scrum teams all working on the same software product. The approach we were using in 2008 has evolved into the Scaled Agile Framework and has very quickly become the leading method for large scale agile programmes using Scrum and XP. We are delighted to become a Scaled Agile Gold Partner and look forward to helping individuals and companies learn how to apply SAFe to deliver significant benefits in productivity, quality and time to market."

The Scaled Agile Framework is a proven, publicly accessible knowledge base for implementing agile practices at enterprise scale, consisting of approximately 300 pages of guidance. Its primary interface is the "Big Picture" graphic which highlights the individual roles, teams, activities and artefacts necessary to scale agile from the team, to teams of teams, to the enterprise level. It has been successfully applied in programs ranging from only 50-100 people, to enterprises employing thousands of software developers. For more information on the Scaled Agile Framework, visit: http://www.scaledagileframework.com.

Agil8's highly experienced team of agile practitioners provide agile enablement services to support every aspect of an enterprise agile initiative. This includes everything from technical and agile coaching and consulting, agile organisational design, kick-offs, Release Train Planning, reviews and retrospectives. For more information about agil8 consulting services for SAFe and other agile approaches please visit: http://www.agil8.com/agile-consulting.html

A full suite of certified training courses is available for delivery in-house, as well as on a public schedule, covering Scrum, Kanban, AgilePM and SAFe - including the 2-day Certified SAFe Agilist (SA) course which provides organisations and individuals with the knowledge required to lead an enterprise SAFe agile transformation. For further information about agil8's public and in-house training offerings, including SAFe, visit: http://www.agil8.com/training.html

About Agil8 Ltd

Agil8 provides Agile consulting and fully accredited training services in SAFe, Scrum, XP, Lean Kanban and AgilePM - with a focus on the pragmatic application of the most suitable mix of techniques for large scale and challenging environments.

Agil8 is led by David Hicks, pioneer of Agile since the 1990s, Agile Alliance Founder and one of the world's most qualified and experienced Agile practitioners. The agil8 team has been responsible for the training and certification of over 5,000 people, Scaled Agile implementations of up to 150+ teams working on the same software product and Agile Release Trains of over 200 developers.

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 http://www.ScaledAgile.com for more details.

Scaled Agile Framework® is a registered trademark of Leffingwell, LLC.

Press contacts:
For agil8 Ltd:
Donna Hicks
donna.hicks@agil8.com
Tel. +44(0)207-681-6078

For Scaled Agile, Inc.:
Francis Kelly
francis.kelly@scaledagile.com

SOURCE Agil8 Ltd