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Blue Agility

April 25, 2014 14:09 ET

Blue Agility Included in Top-Tier Certification Program for Gold Partners

Ken France, Blue Agility VP of Delivery and Managing Partner, Is One of Seven Newly Certified SPCTs That Have Been Named as the Program's Inaugural Recipients

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - April 25, 2014) - Blue Agility, an industry leader specializing in large-scale Agile deployments, is proud to be recognized by Scaled Agile, Inc. (SAI) as a Gold Partner and participant in the recently launched SPCT Certification Program. Ken France, Blue Agility VP of Delivery and Managing Partner, is one of seven newly certified SAFe Program Consultant Trainers (SPCTs) who have been named as the program's inaugural recipients.

SAI established the SPCT program to provide a means of recognizing individuals who demonstrate superior knowledge, competency, and in-depth field experience in adopting Agile across an enterprise with the Scaled Agile Framework®.

"It's an honor to be recognized by SAI as an SPCT. We (Blue Agility) saw the value that SAFe brings to large organizations immediately when it hit the market. We are now using it as the basis for our Enterprise Agile Transformations. The ability to certify new SAFe Program Consultants, within our client base, takes our ability to support our clients to the next level, empowering them to take ownership of their transformation overtime, and become a true, highly-functioning Agile Enterprise," said France.

Ken France has more than 22 years' experience helping large-scale organizations adopt iterative and incremental development practices such as RUP and Agile. Much of his career has been spent directly coaching Agile teams and their management chain on how to drive the change necessary to become successful at the enterprise level, while recognizing the uniqueness of each environment and what trade-offs need to be made to achieve that success. France is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) and and SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT).

"Our Gold Partners are the heart and soul of the SPCT Program, and nobody has been more of a collaborator in launching the program than Blue Agility's Ken France. The process needed to be challenged and tested every step of the way, and Ken provided the kind of forward-looking, real world collaboration that has made this a successful launch," stated Francis Kelly, VP of Partner Development at SAI.

Along with their consulting services and mentoring solutions for Enterprise Agile Transformation and Tools Deployment, Blue Agility also leads the industry in their Training curriculum. In addition to the SAFe™ courses and workshops offered, Blue Agility offers a variety of training courses both in Agile methodology/process topics, including Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Product Owner (CSPO), as well as IBM/Rational Application Lifecycle Management tools.

About SPCT Training

Only SAI Gold Partners are eligible for this exclusive program and all certification service delivery must be under the auspices of the partner entity, brand, and quality promise.

The next SPCT class is scheduled for September 2014. Requirements for the program are available at ScaledAgileAcademy.com/spct. All interested candidates should apply through their Gold Partner employer or sponsor, and acquire the pre-requisites early in order to be accepted into the program.

About Scaled Agile

Based in Boulder, Colorado, USA, Scaled Agile, Inc. is a privately held company whose mission is to help software-dependent companies achieve better outcomes, increase employee engagement, and improve business economics through adoption of Lean|Agile principles and practices based on the Scaled Agile Framework. To learn more, visit http://www.scaledagile.com. Scaled Agile Framework® and SAFe™ are trademarks of Leffingwell, LLC. and Scaled Agile, Inc.

About Blue Agility

Blue Agility is based in Chadds Ford, PA and specializes in large-scale Agile transformations leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework™ (SAFe) and IBM's Application Lifecycle Management tools. Using DevOps solutions, Blue Agility provides a framework of people, process and technology, enabling the enterprise with continuous delivery capabilities. Leveraging bluejazz, organizations access customized role-based tool usage models, ensuring scalable and sustainable enterprise-wide transformations with end-to-end traceability. For more information contact us at 1-888-AGILE-08, or info@blue-agility.com, or visit http://www.blue-agility.com.

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