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Scaled Agile, Inc., Inducts Ian Spence into the SAFe® Fellow Program

Scaled Agile Announcement: January 30, 2018

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

Scaled Agile, Inc., provider of SAFe®, the world’s leading framework for enterprise agility, today announced the induction of Ian Spence as a new Fellow into the SAFe Fellow program. 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).

Ian met the SAFe Fellow requirements based on his ongoing contribution to the evolution of the Framework, his demonstrated success in implementing SAFe implementations in a broad range of industries and disciplines, and his willingness to share his 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,” says Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe and Chief Methodologist. “We are delighted to welcome Ian into the program and fully expect he will continue to push the boundaries of Lean-Agile development with his research and insights.”

Achieving SAFe Fellow status is a journey that requires years of practice and contribution. Prospective SAFe Fellows must be nominated by two existing Fellows, reviewed by all existing Fellows, and then finalized by the SAFe Fellow Nomination Committee.

“With over 70 percent of US Fortune 100 enterprises adopting SAFe practices, and nearly 200,000 individuals trained, the demand for high-level expertise and thought leadership has been enormous,” says Drew Jemilo, cofounder of Scaled Agile and SAFe Fellow Program Director. “ 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.”

Learn more about Ian Spence and IJI’s team of SAFe consultants and trainers.