New partner type—Global Transformation Partner—supports globally distributed and highly complex transformation journeys
While the SAFe knowledge base is freely available, it doesn’t implement itself. We provide abundant tactical guidance—such as the SAFe Implementation Roadmap—but there are aspects to large-scale transformations that unquestionably need the steady hands of seasoned experts. There you have the basis for the Scaled Agile Partner Program.
When we launched the program in 2013 with a handful of Partners, businesses were mostly applying SAFe in isolated units. As they saw results they began extending the practice to other units. Today this trend continues and we now regularly see Global 2000 companies managing initiatives where 5,000 – 10,000+ people are collaborating through SAFe across geographies.
This scale of effort involves unique transformation challenges that require globally integrated and aligned support, training, and end-to-end services. To meet this need, we recently expanded the partner program to include a new partner type—Global Transformation Partner (GTP)—that represents partners with the knowledge, experience, and global reach to successfully support these world-spanning transformations.
To that end, we want to welcome CGI on board as one of our first Global Transformation Partners. With extensive SAFe experience and a vast network of consultants globally, CGI is leading and transforming some of the largest, distributed and most complex enterprises around the globe. There are unique benefits to working with a GTP. In CGI’s case, they provide:
- More than 3,000 SAFe certified practitioners, including more than 100 Certified SAFe® Program Consultants (SPCs) and trainers
- Presence of local SAFe experts in Europe, Asia, and the Americas
- Enabling clients to leverage the CGI SAFe Community of Practice to ensure consistent use of all aspects of SAFe in all locations globally
- Commitment to nurture lifelong organizational learning
We look forward to welcoming future GTPs to support the world’s largest businesses and government agencies. And we want to thank all 250+ Scaled Agile Partners for their part in helping thousands of enterprises and government agencies achieve tangible business results with SAFe.
To find a Scaled Agile Partner, check out the Partner directory.
—Dean Leffingwell and Michael Stump