Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 29, 2014
Scaled Agile, Inc., provider of the world’s most comprehensive framework for adopting Lean-Agile best practices across an enterprise, today announced that it has been named a winner of the Red Herring 2014 Top 100 Award for North America. Scaled Agile is the only organization of its kind to win the award, which was announced during recent ceremonies in Monterey, CA.
“This is one of the most sought-after awards granted to start-up companies, and we are truly honored to be included among North America’s best and brightest,” said Drew Jemilo, Scaled Agile’s Co-Founder and CEO. “The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe™) is the focal point of a dramatic shift in software development practices, and is profoundly impacting business outcomes for enterprises of all sizes across the globe.” He added, “This award is a testament to the Framework’s creator, Dean Leffingwell, for his visionary leadership and understanding of the power that comes from agility at scale, and to our partners and the SAFe community for their passion and hard work in realizing its real world potential.”
Red Herring selects the Top 100 from between 800 and 1,400 startups financed each year in the US and Canada, choosing the winners based on their technology innovations, financial performance, intellectual property, leadership, business model, customer footprint and market growth. Since 1996, Red Herring’s editors have led the pack in recognizing up-and-coming companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay.
“In 2014, selecting the top 100 achievers was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “In fact, we had the toughest time in years because so many entrepreneurs had crossed significant milestones so early. We believe Scaled Agile embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Scaled Agile should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”
Scaled Agile has also been invited to compete in the Top 100 Global awards in Los Angeles this November, where startups from Asia, Europe, and North America will face off for the "best in show" trophy. “We couldn’t be more delighted,” said Francis Kelly, VP of Partner Development and Sales for Scaled Agile. “With the SAFe community and our partner network reaching over 35 countries and 350 cities, being recognized as a player on the global landscape is a natural next step toward our goal, which is to promote ubiquity of the Framework. We’re more committed than ever to helping software dependent enterprises create better software through adoption of the Scaled Agile Framework.”
About Scaled Agile
Based in Boulder, Colorado, USA, privately held SAI’s 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.