With Chris at the helm, Scaled Agile is poised for even greater success focused on enabling business agility for the world’s largest businesses and government agencies.
BOULDER, Colo. (PRWEB) August 20, 2019
Scaled Agile, Inc., provider of SAFe®, announced that Chris James has been named CEO effective immediately.
“Chris shares my deep passion and commitment to our mission,” said Dean Leffingwell, Scaled Agile’s chief methodologist and chairman of the board. “As president and chief operating officer, he successfully transitioned Scaled Agile from a startup to an international enterprise with customer operations in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. With Chris at the helm, Scaled Agile is poised for even greater success focused on enabling business agility for the world’s largest businesses and government agencies, better allowing me to focus on building the next generation of SAFe.”
Scaled Agile’s flagship product, SAFe, has become the world’s most widely used framework for enterprise agility. Today, the company supports over 450,000 SAFe-practicing members, 250 partner organizations, and counts thousands of the world’s largest businesses and governments as customers.
Since joining the company in 2015 as president and chief operating officer, James has guided day-to-day management of Scaled Agile, building consistency, efficiency, and ensuring company-wide alignment with a strong commitment to customer success through the adoption of SAFe practices and principles. Previous roles included executive positions at Oracle University and Sun Microsystems, and most recent, vice president of customer success for Rally Software.
“It is an honor to lead Scaled Agile into the future where enterprises are expanding Lean-Agile practices beyond IT and into other parts of the business,” said James. “Dean has set a very high bar and a strong foundation to help enterprises navigate the complexities of a full transition to the digital age, so that they are well positioned to turn market disruption into competitive advantage.”
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About Scaled Agile, Inc.:
Scaled Agile, Inc., is the provider of SAFe®, the world’s leading framework for enterprise agility. Through learning and certification, a global partner network, and a growing community of over 450,000 trained professionals, Scaled Agile helps enterprises build better systems, increase employee engagement, and improve business outcomes. Scaled Agile is a contributing member of the Pledge 1% corporate philanthropy and community service movement. Learn about Scaled Agile and SAFe at scaledagile.com.
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