Scaled Agile, Inc. Welcomes Four Lean-Agile Thought Leaders into the SAFe® Fellow Program

Scaled Agile, Inc. | July 01, 2020

Scaled Agile, Inc. (SAI), provider of SAFe®, the world’s leading framework for business agility, today announced the induction of four new Fellows into the SAFe® Fellow Program: Charlene Cuenca, Maarit Laanti, Malte Kumlehn, and Darren Wilmshurst. The SAFe Fellow achievement is Scaled Agile’s most prestigious distinction, recognizing individuals who have exhibited the highest level of mastery and thought leadership in the practice of 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.

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TextUs | August 16, 2022

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Censys Introduces Worldwide Channel Partner Program

Censys | July 28, 2022

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Barracuda | August 23, 2022

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