Scaled Agile elevates Prowareness to SAFe Gold SPCT partner level

21 September 2021 2 min. read
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Scaled Agile, the institution behind the SAFe methodology, has elevated Dutch agile consultancy Prowareness to its highest partnership tier.

Founded in 2011, Scaled Agile is the organisation that owns and develops the Scaled Agile Framework, one of the world’s leading framework for delivering business agility. Since its inception, more than 20,000 enterprises across the globe have adopted the framework, and over 800,000 practitioners have been trained to successfully apply the methodology.

Scaled Agile is supported in its mission by approximately 400 transformation partners – consultancies, IT specialists and agile boutiques that are expert in helping companies apply SAFe within an organisation, and facilitate SAFe knowledge transfer through training and certification services.

Scaled Agile elevates Prowareness to SAFe Gold SPCT partner level

The global agile institution distinguishes between several different partner levels, on the basis of track record and merit (Bronze through to Gold) and in terms of the responsibilities that a partner can carry, with the SPCT certification the highest level of certification provided by Scaled Agile.

Companies that are appointed a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) demonstrate the highest level of knowledge, competency, and in-depth field experience in adopting Agile across an enterprise with the Scaled Agile Framework, and are the only partner organisations authorised to train aspiring SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs).

Globally, under three dozen of consulting and training firms have been admitted into the Gold SPCT partner level, including giants such as CapgeminiPA Consulting Group and Publicis Sapient. Netherlands-based Prowareness, which has around 300 agile experts in its network (founded in 2004), is the latest firm to join the elite ranks, becoming the 30th such partner worldwide. 

“Only a few companies have the privilege to hold this partner status, and we are obviously proud to now be part this select group,” said Vikram Kapoor, the CEO of Prowareness. 

According to a recent academic paper, working in an agile manner can deliver benefits across the organisation, most notable in terms of (1) productivity (2) agility of processes (3) quality of tasks and activities (4) more streamlined workflows and communication (5) employee satisfaction and engagement. 

Adopters of the SAFe model (as opposed to other agile models such as Crystal, Kanban, Lean Development, Scrum, etc) enjoy according to agile thought leader and Scaled Agile co-founder Dean Leffingwell benefits such as: 20% to 50% increase in productivity, 25% to 75% improvements in quality, 30% to 75% faster time-to-market, and 10% to 50% happier employees.