Scaled Agile, Inc. Inducts Kathy Marshak and Brian Tucker into the SAFe® Fellow Program

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The SAFe® Fellow achievement represents the highest level of mastery and leadership in the practice of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe)

SAFe Fellow program inductees: Kathy Marshak and Brian Tucker

SAFe Fellow program inductees: Kathy Marshak and Brian Tucker

The SAFe Fellow program is a key aspect of our enterprise enablement strategy, especially when it comes to supporting enterprises tackling the most challenging implementations.

Scaled Agile, Inc., provider of SAFe®, the world’s leading framework for enterprise agility, today announced the induction of two new Fellows into the SAFe Fellow Program: Kathy Marshak and Brian Tucker. The SAFe Fellow achievement is Scaled Agile’s most prestigious distinction, recognizing individuals who have exhibited the highest levels of thought leadership and transformational expertise for implementing the Scaled Agile Framework®(SAFe).

The new inductees have met the SAFe Fellow requirements based on their ongoing contribution to the evolution of the Framework, their demonstrated success implementing SAFe in a broad range of industries and disciplines, and their willingness to share their expertise publicly through writing and speaking.

“The SAFe Fellow program recognizes a select number of individuals with the depth and breadth of experience to work at the highest levels of complexity in enterprise strategy, and who have established themselves as thought leaders in the Lean-Agile space,” said Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe and chief methodologist. “We are delighted to welcome Kathy and Brian into the program and fully expect they will continue to push the boundaries of Lean-Agile development with their research and insights.”

“With SAFe established as the global leader in enterprise Agile frameworks, and over 500,000 individuals trained, the demand for high-level expertise and thought leadership is enormous,” said Chris James, chief executive officer of Scaled Agile. “The SAFe Fellow program is a key aspect of our enterprise enablement strategy, especially when it comes to supporting enterprises tackling the most challenging implementations.”

Scaled Agile is pleased to welcome the newest members of the program:

— Kathy Marshak, SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), Icon Agility Services

For more than 20 years, Marshak has helped clients improve how they deliver value to their customers. She guides executives, leaders, and team members to make long-lasting, Lean-Agile cultural changes. Since earning her SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) certification in 2012, Marshak has used her coaching, consulting, and training expertise to enable others’ understanding and use of SAFe. Her accomplishments include establishing internal coaching programs and working with Dean Leffingwell to help a 3,000-person program envision their SAFe transformation.

— Brian Tucker, SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), Ivar Jacobson International

Applying the principles and practices of SAFe since its inception in 2011, Tucker is an expert Agile and Scrum coach and trainer with over two decades of management and software development experience. As a Principal Consultant for Ivar Jacobson International, Brian has worked with dozens of companies across a broad spectrum of industries including hybris, PZU, Ford, and Nordea. As one of the first SAFe® Program Consultant Trainers (SPCTs) in Europe, Tucker has taught over 80 Implementing SAFe® classes and continues to support enterprises in Europe, the Middle East, and North America through coaching and training.

Learn more about the SAFe Fellow program at scaledagile.com/safe-fellows.

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 500,000 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 more about Scaled Agile and SAFe at scaledagile.com.

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Regina Cleveland, Director of Communications
+1.720.477.1756
regina.cleveland@scaledagile.com

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