BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scaled Agile, Inc. (SAI) is proud to welcome Richard Knaster as Principal Consultant and Thought Leader. Richard will be responsible for helping organizations scale agile development with the Scaled Agile Framework® through strategy development; executive-level consulting, training, and coaching; and enterprise Lean|Agile portfolio and program management.
Dean Leffingwell, SAFe creator and SAI Chief Methodologist, states, “We look forward to Richard’s contributions to the Framework as it evolves to better address the never-ending challenges of building the world's largest and most complex software systems.”
Prior to joining Scaled Agile, Inc., Richard worked at IBM where his career spanned from Product Line Management (Agile and PPM domain) to Chief Methodologist, Agile and Lean. In his most recent role at IBM, Richard helped internal and external customers become more agile by addressing the most difficult challenges of scaling – organizational and cultural change. Richard is a certified IBM Thought Leader and Open Group Distinguished IT Specialist. He is also a certified SAFe Program Consultant, Disciplined Agile Delivery Black Belt, and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner. In addition, he is a contributor to the Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) framework and PMI Portfolio/Program Management Standards.
Drew Jemilo, SAI CEO, states, “Richard’s 25 years of extensive experience in software engineering – from software developer to executive to agile thought leader/methodologist – will be immediately beneficial to our enterprise clients and to our partners who are bringing the benefits of Agile to practitioners and teams in the largest software enterprises."
Richard is a frequent speaker at conferences and webinars and has traveled to over 25 countries helping enterprises become agile. Richard holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Buffalo in Business Administration and Information Technology.
"I am thrilled to be part of the Scaled Agile Team,” Richard says. “My entire career has been spent in the technology industry and I look forward to continuing that tradition by helping organizations deliver value, improve quality and the flow of work, and transforming their culture and software delivery practices to Agile at scale.”
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The mission of Scaled Agile, Inc. is to help software dependent enterprises achieve better outcomes, increased employee engagement and improve economics through Lean|Agile principles and practices based on the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
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