Strategies to Embrace Change
COVID-19 has created unpredictability in our personal and professional lives. Business as usual just…isn’t.
But challenge drives change. And change gives us opportunities to be creative and find new solutions. The organizations that thrive will be the ones with the skills to respond to change and manage the next challenge.
- DevSecOps and technical agility
- Agile product delivery and customer centricity
- Enterprise solution delivery
- Lean portfolio management
- Organizational agility
- Accelerating business agility
- Leadership and continuous learning culture
- SAFe applied
- Remote collaboration and learning
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Planisware is a global provider of software solutions for project portfolio management. Planisware solutions are specifically designed to support product development, engineering and IT business processes. For more than 20 years, Planisware has been helping its customers to achieve strategic and innovative excellence, make valid business decisions and increase portfolio value. Today, over 500 companies worldwide rely on Planisware products to manage their projects, resources and portfolios.
KEGON is the first-mover with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) in the German-speaking market. We implemented both the first Agile Release Train and the first SAFe® transformation, along with having the first certified SPC, SPCT, RTE and, since 2018, the first German SAFe® Fellow. We’ve been the first German Scaled Agile partner (since 2013) and we successfully support our customers with their SAFe® transformations. In recent years, we’ve advised numerous customers on the introduction of SAFe® and, as at 2019, have certified more than 4,600 people in SAFe®. This makes us the first point of call in Europe for coaching and consulting agile transitions in the SAFe® context
OnePlan offers Agile Portfolio Management using any framework such as Lean Portfolio Management, Scrum@Scale and others to facilitate Program Planning to drive business agility.
OnePlan allows leadership, portfolio managers and product teams to move up and down the planning hierarchy from corporate goals and strategic initiatives all the way down to product and program tasks by connecting to team working tools such as Azure DevOps, JIRA, ServiceNow and others.
Leverage OnePlan to accelerate collaboration by integrating Microsoft Teams and Office 365 together with your scaled agile tooling.
Visit www.oneplan.ai for more information.
Agile Hive is a solution to implement the Scaled Agile Framework, (SAFe®) as an agile scaling concept while using existing Atlassian infrastructue with Jira and Confluence as the software platform. This integration complements the conceptual SAFe concept with the technical tools to provide a hierarchical representation of all SAFe artifacts in Jira, visualization of dependencies, comprehensive reporting and automated documentation in Confluence. In this way, you create the software prerequisites for successful scaling of agile methods and processes within the company.
Gorilla Logic provides Agile teams to Fortune 500 and SMB companies, bringing unparalleled expertise in the delivery of full-stack web, mobile, and enterprise applications. Our Colorado headquarters and Development Centers in Costa Rica and Colombia come together to build high-performance, integrated teams based on top-quality talent. These highly-collaborative Gorillas, as we like to call ourselves, work with our clients’ existing processes and work schedules to deliver game-changing results on their most critical projects. With a robust team of SAFe®- certified developers, Gorilla Logic is also uniquely qualified to implement complex Agile development initiatives and train client teams in SAFe® best practices.
Adaptavist works with the world’s most complex organisations to change, optimise, automate and integrate their Atlassian software, and transform their application lifecycles. We help deliver competitive advantage from software. We operate globally and count over half of the Fortune 500 among our customers. As Atlassian Platinum Solution Partners for the Enterprise, Adaptavist offers a suite of world-class services. These include consulting to understand business needs and deliver the process change and Atlassian software required to meet them; managed services to operate and support business-critical Atlassian systems; and training to help teams onboard and develop organisations' use of Atlassian software. Our Atlassian Apps are among the most popular in the Atlassian Marketplace, extending, automating and integrating Atlassian software. If you want to dramatically improve how you plan, deliver and manage your information technology assets, software and processes, you should be talking to Adaptavist.
NTT DATA is your Innovation Partner anywhere around the world. Headquartered in Tokyo, with business operations in more than 50 countries and regions, we emphasize long-term commitment and combine global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services from consulting, system development to business IT outsourcing. Since 1967, NTT DATA has played an instrumental role in establishing and advancing IT infrastructure. Originally part of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation, its heritage contributed to social benefits with a quality-first mindset. A public company since 1995, the company builds on this proven track record of innovation by providing novel IT solutions to bring results in a greater quality of life for people, communities, and societies around the world.
Digité, Inc. is a Silicon Valley based provider of the most comprehensive Enterprise Lean/ Agile products and solutions. These include SwiftEASe (Enterprise Agility with SAFe), a powerful, built-for-SAFe® Visual Management tool for your Scaled Agile initiatives; SwiftEnterprise – our powerful Scrum and Hybrid Agile tool; and SwiftKanban, our industry-leading Lean/ Kanban tool being used by Corporate IT worldwide. SwiftEASe supports all levels of SAFe®, designed specially to help distributed ARTs and Teams in Visual Work Hierarchy modeling and PI Planning, Dependency Management, Lean Budgeting and Portfolio-level Analytics. Its powerful and intuitive Kanban Boards and insightful Lean Analytics provide unmatched support for your Continuous Improvement initiatives! Bi-directional Integration with 50+ tools including JIRA, TFS, VersionOne, CA Agile and more for a comprehensive Full SAFe® solution! Digité has 900,000+ users worldwide at leading global brands such as United Healthcare, Amazon, Vodafone, Dell/ NTT, Infosys and Cognizant among others. Learn more at https://www.digite.com
Atlassian unleashes the potential of every team. Our collaboration software helps teams organize, discuss and complete shared work. Teams at more than 150,000 customers, across large and small organizations - including General Motors, Walmart Labs, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Lyft, Verizon, Spotify and NASA - use Atlassian’s project tracking, content creation and sharing, and service management products to work better together and deliver quality results on time. Learn more about products including Jira Software, Confluence, Trello, Bitbucket, Opsgenie, Jira Service Desk, and Jira Align at https://atlassian.com.
Tasktop - the only Value Stream Management company that takes a strategic approach to enterprise toolchain integration - connects the implicit and complex network of best-of-breed tools used for planning, building and delivering software at an enterprise-level. The backbone of the most impactful Agile and DevOps transformations, Tasktop is an easy-to-use, scalable and reliable tool integration infrastructure that helps enterprises to connect, visualize and measure their value streams to accelerate the time to value of their software products and services. With the ability to support hundreds of projects, tens of thousands of users and millions of artifacts, Tasktop makes invisible knowledge-work visible, automating and tracing the end-to-end flow of work from customer request to a software product that continuously delivers end-user value. Tasktop customers are the global leaders in financial services, insurance, government and manufacturing, and many of whom are Fortune 100.
With Rally Software®, from Broadcom, you can plan, prioritize, manage, track, and continuously improve your work so that you can deliver the value that your customers need with speed, quality, and efficiency. Our enterprise-class platform provides visibility into progress, roadblocks, and dependencies across multiple teams, projects, and programs. This allows you to align to your strategic goals and create better business results, and to do it all in a single system of record. Rally is part of BizOps from Broadcom, a set of AIOps, DevOps and ValueOps solutions designed to accelerate decision making across multiple business and technology domains that support digital transformation initiatives. Collectively these ground-breaking solutions enable BizOps, the new decision-making framework that aligns technology outputs to business outcomes — an industry first.
Agile Rising is the Lean Portfolio and Agile Product Management specialist. We provide consulting, coaching, and training to organizations embracing enterprise-scale Agile, DevOps, and Business Agility transformations. As a SAFe Gold SPCT Partner, Agile Rising has deep experiences partnering with senior leaders to design and execute SAFe transformation strategies and scaling SAFe implementations to the portfolio. Combining expertise in software and product development with experience in senior operational and business leadership, portfolio management, sales, and marketing, we help drive agility across your entire enterprise, so that your organization can achieve its full Lean-Agile potential.
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Since 2011, TecVeris has delivered game changing lean agile transformation to the F500, market disruptors in media, fin-tech, ad-tech and industrials. Our nVeris platform provides organizations with assessment scoring, value stream management, and agile analytics for optimized value.
Targetprocess is a portfolio and work management software platform that fully supports SAFe 5.0. We help organisations align strategy, product management, and team execution in one holistic solution. We can also perform extra magic by extending team-level tools, such as Azure DevOps and Jira Software, adding visibility at the program and portfolio levels. No competitor can beat the diversity of supported organizational structures and work levels, nor allow the same level of business agility across the entire enterprise. We care about safety, which is why we provide enterprise-grade security, hosting and compliance, including compliance with GDPR and ISO27001 and 24/7/365 monitoring and response support. Gartner recognized Targetprocess as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner MQ for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools. Forrester acknowledged us as a Strong Performer in The Forrester New Wave™: Value Stream Management Tools.
We are a boutique consulting firm with offices in the US (Boston), Israel and India (Pune). For more than 10 years we’ve been helping technology organizations all over the world find real agility. Companies such as Intel, HP, Philips, Siemens, Amdocs, and Elbit turn to us when they need help figuring out how to achieve real agility at scale. Our expertise spans both industry segments and solution contexts – ranging from Web/SaaS products all the way to embedded software, cyber-physical systems, tier-1 telecommunication systems, medical devices, and military systems. We are a prime choice for organizations looking to figure out what’s the right approach for their context – How to use SAFe™ effectively and how to implement it in a way that respects people and culture. Our team of experienced SPCTs and SPCs have all worked in multiple global enterprise-scale agile implementations.
Digital Tango, a SAFe® Gold Partner based in Paris and Montréal since 2012, is a team of francophone and anglophone lean-agile coaches who are passionate about creating better workplaces that mobilize collective intelligence. We help organizations succeed at tangible enterprise-wide Agile and digital transformation by driving real change within their business context. Agility isn’t a profession of faith; our expertise ensures that you lead purposefully. We make sense of your stepping into Agile. Digital Tango offers end-to-end Agility at Scale, training teams, coaching internal change agents, and advising upper management on Lean-Agile governance at the strategic level. Our collaborative model—it takes two to tango—sets the stage for meaningful implementation in emergent contexts, because our mission is your autonomy.
Accenture | SolutionsIQ is the leading business agility transformation consultancy. We guide our clients to become adaptive, fast-learning businesses – capable of rapidly delivering customer value and innovation for competitive advantage.
ALM Works is the company behind Structure for Jira, a go-to solution for Atlassian customers looking to gain insight into their teams and ARTs. Visualizing the Jira data used by the entire company, Structure helps you gain insights at every level of your organization for actionable decision-making.
Appddiction Studio, LLC (Appddiction) is an SBA 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) certified business headquartered in San Antonio, TX with regional offices at Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, Montgomery, AL; Hanscom AFB, Boston, MA; Hill AFB, Layton, UT and Calgary, Canada. Timothy Porter & Appddiction Studio have been selected as 2020 SBA National Small Business Person of the Year and 2020 Small Business Person of the Year for Texas. Appddiction Studio’s primary verticals are Agile/DevSecOps software development engagements, and Agile/Scaled Agile/Scrum Alliance Transformations. Appddiction Studio is a Gold Partner to Scaled Agile & provides Agile training and certification, consulting and coaching, application migration and cloud services support in every agile role. Appddiction can teach/train and certify from Scrum Master to SPC and from CHEF and Puppet to Kubernetes and Kanban. Appddiction is a small business Prime at Kessel Run and recently won ACES FoS 5-year $50 million Air Force contract with their teaming partner FTC. Appddiction has been invited to multiple DoD Software Development factories. In addition, they are an Agile-Certified organization with a Lean Agile Center of Excellence (COE) spearheaded by Timothy Porter, Founder and CEO, who is certified as a Scaled Program Consultant (SPCT) Candidate and a Certified Agile Leader I & II® and has lead a team of fifteen (15) SPCs to become one of the nation’s most trusted small businesses in Agile software development, enterprise transformation/implementation, training and certification.
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world. Operating in hundreds of locations across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from IT and business consulting to systems integration, outsourcing services and intellectual property solutions. As the first Scaled Agile Global Transformation Partner, CGI has extensive experience in providing transformational consulting, coaching and training services to help enterprises and organizations implement the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). This partner distinction illustrates CGI’s proven ability to help the largest, most distributed and complex enterprises around the globe deliver faster value with higher quality. CGI understands the unique needs of our clients and tailors agile methods for optimal fit. This includes the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)® for large-scale implementation of agile methods across an organization or in extensive projects. From managing agile transformation projects to providing coaching/training on lean agile devops practices, we help clients use lean agile devops to increase their competitiveness. We have helped clients adopt methods in line with SAFe for numerous years, including implementation of the SAFe model to introduce lean agile devops methods in a range of organizations. We deliver the entire SAFe certification training curriculum, with more than 170+ SAFe Program Consultants. Visit www.cgi.com for more information.
An Alten Company, Cprime is a global consulting firm helping transforming businesses get in sync. Cprime is the partner of choice for Fortune 100 companies looking to achieve value and agility. We help visionary business leaders compose solutions, execute implementations, and exceed against business goals. With our key partnership recognitions, including Atlassian Platinum, AWS Advanced, and SAFe Gold SPCT partner, our industry-leading software and services work in synergy to deliver transformations.
Rentouch is a Swiss enterprise software company that develops products geared towards e-collaboration. It is best known for the pi planning app. The pi planning app supports SAFe® PI Plannings by providing simple but effective digital boards for both team and program level. All boards are real-time synchronized between multiple clients and so for locations. A key functionality is the configurable connection and synchronization with different ALM tools such as Jira or Rally.
AgilityHealth® is the #1 measurement and continuous improvement platform designed to accelerate team and enterprise agility and performance. AgilityHealth makes it easy to gather data, enable self-improvement at scale, and develop talent.
iObeya, the leading Digital Visual Management platform, is a visual team collaboration solution for Lean and Agile companies. iObeya safeguards the human interaction of paper-based meeting rituals through an immersive, life-like user experience. Its unique team-based approach and collaboration features empower global teams to increase productivity, boost creativity and enhance decision-making. iObeya accelerates the transition from paper to digital, enabling enterprises to deploy their Visual Management systems and practices on the factory floor, in project management offices and at the C-level. Created in 2012 with the automobile manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroën, the solution now boasts over 250,000 users in numerous industries across 30 countries worldwide. iObeya unlocks the power of Visual Management for the strategic transformation and cultural change that is integral to the success of the Lean Enterprise, Industry 4.0, Agile@Scale and Digital Workplace. Learn more at (www.iobeya.com) and follow iObeya on Twitter @iObeya.
ICON takes on Agile training and consulting projects of all shapes and sizes, but we've earned a reputation implementing sustainable Business Agility, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) and DevSecOps Transformations for the world's largest enterprises. We are proud of our portfolio of business and our incredible coaches who wholly dedicate themselves to improving the companies we work with. From global brands to local friends, we approach all projects with great enthusiasm and the drive to do it best. As the first and best Scaled Agile Gold Partner, ICON brings the knowledge of our 2 SAFe Fellows, Kathy Marshak and Charlene Cuenca; 5 SAFe Program Consultant Trainers (SPCTs) Matt Aaron, Duane Bushman, Saahil Panikar, Kathy, and Charlene; and over 150 SPC5 Business Agility Coaches. ICON has trained over 8,500 students in our SAFe public and private courses since 2013. All of our coaches are eager to share their experience and know-how with your executives, leaders, and teams. Key benefits of engaging ICON:
- $ave money - Value-centric coaching rates and private training fees
- Sustainable transformation - Agility, DevSecOps, and Lean-Agile practical expertise
- Hear the truth - Transparency and trustworthiness is our moral compass
- Avoid costly mistakes - Experienced with mid-sized to large-scale Transformations
- Enjoy your journey - Fun coaches ready to pitch in and guide your Transformation
- Best partner you’ll find – SAFe® Framework Contributor, 2 SAFe Fellows, 5 SPCTs, 150+ experienced SPC5 Coaches
- Internal Coaches, Leaders, Directors, Technical Executives
- Leading SAFe (SA)
- Implementing SAFe (SPC)
- SAFe Lean Portfolio Management (LPM)
- Product Managers, Product Owners, Marketing Leaders
- SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM)
- SAFe Agile Product Management (APM)
- Project Managers, Developers, Testers, Team Members
- SAFe for Teams (SP)
- SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE)
- SAFe DevSecOps (SDP)
- SAFe Agile Software Engineering (ASE)
- SAFe Scrum Master (SSM)
- SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)
- Customized SAFe workshops for your company’s unique situation
As the global leader in work and resource management, we provide the industry’s most comprehensive solutions designed for strategic planning, portfolio and resource management, Lean and Agile delivery, product portfolio management, capability and technology management, innovation management, and collaborative work management.