Digital Celerity and Scaled Agile, Inc. Announce Partnership

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CA WORLD 2013 – Digital Celerity and Scaled Agile, Inc. announce a partnership between the two organizations to co-champion industry leading enterprise Agile and project portfolio management thought leadership and best practices to the large and rapidly growing list of clients choosing CA Technologies CA Clarity™ PPM and CA Clarity Agile™ product lines.

The benefits of Agile at the individual team level are clear. The challenges we’ve heard from executives is how can they (a) replicate agile success beyond small teams, (b) operate agile with greater predictability and control..

LAS VEGAS, April 22, 2013 -- CA WORLD 2013 – Digital Celerity and Scaled Agile, Inc. announce a partnership between the two organizations to co-champion industry leading enterprise Agile and project portfolio management thought leadership and best practices to the large and rapidly growing list of clients choosing CA Technologies CA Clarity™ PPM and CA Clarity Agile™ product lines.

Scaled Agile, Inc. is the global leader in implementation of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe), a proven, codified, and publicly-facing knowledge base that is used to successfully scale Lean|Agile development in the larger software enterprise. The Framework consists of three distinct but strongly interrelated levels: Portfolio, Program, and Team. SAFe calls for clear and strong enterprise portfolio management, program management centered on the SAFe Agile Release Train, and high-performing agile teams working towards a common mission, schedule, and cadence that ensure predictable continuous product development flow.

Members of the Digital Celerity leadership team, experienced and certified with SAFe and CA Technologies CA Clarity PPM and CA Clarity Agile solutions, recognized a natural and powerful fit between the Scaled Agile Framework and CA Technologies’ Clarity platform at all three levels (Portfolio, Program, and Team). To this end, Digital Celerity and Scaled Agile, Inc. are partnering to develop a SAFe Clarity Accelerator that will provide forms, templates, dashboards, reports, automated workflow, and training to empower CA Clarity PPM and CA Clairty Agile customers to take full advantage of the benefits of the Scaled Agile Framework. Benefits include:

  • Improved ability to successfully scale agile for large programs and organizations while still reaping intrinsic agile benefits: speed, productivity, quality, adaptability, superior solutions, risk reduction, customer satisfaction, and team member morale.
  • Greater alignment between enterprise business-driven priorities, vision, and allocation of resources working on small and large projects and programs (agile or otherwise).
  • A highly disciplined, predictable, visible, and accountable form of agile that builds confidence and trust between agile teams and their management and customers.

Allan Mills, Digital Celerity Agile Practice Lead, notes “The benefits of agile at the individual team level are clear. The challenges we’ve heard from many executives in our client organizations is how can they (a) replicate agile success beyond small teams, (b) operate agile with greater predictability and control, and (c) provide a unified governance framework spanning all types of projects and service? Our partnership with Scaled Agile, Inc. will help us answer these questions for our clients together with the necessary tools and training to implement the Scaled Agile Framework in their organizations.”

“Digital Celerity is the perfect partner to ensure that CA Clarity PPM and CA Clarity Agile users have all the tools and capabilities they need to enable an enterprise-wide agile transformation using the Scaled Agile Framework. We’re thrilled to be working with Digital Celerity to help them serve the needs of CA clients.” – Colin O’Neill, CEO, Scaled Agile, Inc.

About Scaled Agile, Inc.
In partnership with Dean Leffingwell, creator of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe), Scaled Agile, Inc. is the global leader in SAFe enablement, transformation, and adoption. In addition to providing strategic consulting to the Global 5000, the Scaled Agile Academy trains and certifies SAFe consultants worldwide, and our Scaled Agile Partners ensure the widest possible international reach for successful SAFe implementation. Visit http://www.ScaledAgile.com.

About Digital Celerity, LLC
Founded in 2003, Digital Celerity celebrates its 10th anniversary providing thought leadership and expert services in four interrelated pillars: Project Portfolio Management (PPM); IT Service Management (ITSM); IT Governance & Project Management Offices (PMO’s); and Enterprise Agile Adoption. Specific services include: deep dive assessments, consulting and advising, training and mentoring, system installation and integration, implementation and organizational adoption, upgrades, and support. Digital Celerity is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with local offices throughout North America, Mexico, Europe & India and over fifty prominent industry experts delighting a continually growing list of clients in retail, insurance, finance, healthcare, new product development, and many more industries.    Digital Celerity is a Premier Partner and leading reseller of CA Technologies Clarity PPM, Agile, and Service Management solutions. Visit us at http://www.digitalcelerity.com, http://www.facebook.com/DigitalCelerity, and on Twitter @digitalcelerity to learn how we can help Guide Your Best Path to Enterprise Agile Adoption.

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