Say hello to our newest SAFe Fellows

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Hi Folks,

At the recent Global SAFe Summit, we were delighted to announce the induction of six new Fellows into the SAFe® Fellow Program: Rebecca Davis, Adam Mattis, Isaac Montgomery, Anand Murthy Raj, Jeff Shupack, and Yuval Yeret.

The SAFe® Fellow Program represents an elite class of experts who are able to help the world’s largest organizations accelerate digital transformation and achieve business agility.

This 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.

While support from SPCs and SPCTs is critical to implementation success, there are pivotal moments in many transformations when the organization needs guidance from the ‘best of the best.’ I’ve often said, “If we are in a challenging situation—whether puzzling over the next-generation framework or struggling to optimize a SAFe implementation—these are the folks we turn to.”

We congratulate the following outstanding individuals (in alphabetical order):

Rebecca Davis, Director of Agile CoE and Digital Lean Agile Practice Leader at CVS Health

Rebecca Davis has been leading Agile teams, trains, and leaders for over 15 years in startups, mid-size, and Fortune 100 enterprises. Davis brings her experience as a former Release Train Engineer, Scrum Master, Portfolio Lead, Quality Director, and business owner into the workshops, coaching, and Lean-Agile Excellence Center activities she leads today.

Adam Mattis, Principal Consultant, Scaled Agile, Inc.

Adam Mattis is a seasoned strategy, management, product development, and architecture consultant with more than 20 years of experience across a variety of sectors. In addition to helping others make their businesses better, Mattis is an entrepreneur who has built several successful businesses of his own.

Isaac Montgomery, Principal Business Agility Consultant

Isaac Montgomery specializes in transformation architecture, lean portfolio management, and organizational change management. He has over 25 years of experience, serving some of the largest and most complex enterprises in the world.

Anand Murthy Raj, Partner, Gladwell Academy, NL

Anand Murthy Raj is a true believer in Agile, Lean, and SAFe and lives Agile values in every aspect of his life. His work with customers such as Accenture, Philips, Siemens, Amadeus, Bosch, and Tecnotree is focused on inspiring leaders to embrace change and helping them to bring meaning to their life and business.

Jeff Shupack, President of Advisory Practice, Project & Team

Jeff Shupack is the founder of Project & Team, a Scaled Agile Gold Partner that provides business innovation and systems improvement consultation to Fortune 100 companies and government agencies. Helping organizations deliver some of the world’s most complex virtual and physical products at scale, Shupack’s expertise is in digital enterprise, cyber-physical delivery, and change leadership.

Yuval Yeret, CTO and Head of North America, AgileSparks

A frequent blogger and industry conference speaker, Yuval Yeret holds multiple training certifications in SAFe, Scrum, and Kanban. He’s a SAFe contributor, co-author of the Scrum.org Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams, and author of Holy Land Kanban and SAFe from the Trenches.

Learn more about the SAFe Fellow program here, including a full list of SAFe Fellows. Special thanks to SAFe Fellow Joe Vallone and new Fellow Adam Mattis for leading this critical program. 

Welcome Rebecca, Adam, Isaac, Anand, Jeff, and Yuval. We’re excited to see what challenges you’ll tackle next!

Stay SAFe,
—Dean

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Dean Leffingwell

Recognized as the one of the world’s foremost authorities on Lean-Agile best practices, Dean Leffingwell is an author, entrepreneur, and software development methodologist.

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