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“The two trainers seamlessly merge into one inspiring presence.”

All the marketing in the world can't beat a glowing, motivated customer review. But the e-mail we received from recent Implementing SAFe 4.5 (SPC) student Jameer Syed wasn’t just an opportunity for our trainers Anand Murthy Raj and Sathya H.R. to gloat – it’s also an opportunity for us to learn what inspires you the most.    “Anand & Sathya,  I would like to THANK YOU both for facilitating a great session with so much passion, which I believe helped all of us to... Learn more

AND THEN THERE WERE THREE! ODILE MOREAU EARNS HER SPCT CERTIFICATION

Since obtaining SPCT (SAFe Program Consultant Trainer) certification at the beginning of July, the requests for training courses have been flooding into Odile Moreau's inbox. But our Agile coach remains firmly grounded. Delighted to be the first French (or even French-speaking) person to earn this achievement, she has just one goal: to help her fellow French colleagues achieve the same level of excellence.   Congratulations, Odile! You are now a member of the extremely select club of... Learn more

What is the secret of Agile leadership?

Implementing an Agile leadership approach not only has an impact on employees, but also on management. In an Agile organisation, work is done by autonomous, self-managing teams. The employees get more responsibility and work together to decide what needs to be done and how they are going to do it. A traditional, top-down leadership style doesn't fit in with the development of an Agile mindset, but what does?     Why Agile Leadership is needed You may wonder whether we need... Learn more

What is SAFe? (Scaled Agile Framework) part 2

In the previous blog about the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), I explained the motivations  for organizations to use this well-known Agile scaling model. In this blog I will discuss the available content and the use of the framework itself.       Training is needed Nevertheless, it is very necessary to garner information from data, in order to experience practicality in theory. Getting yourself trained is the most common way. You can attend various training... Learn more

What is SAFe? (Scaled Agile Framework) part 1

Enter Dean Leffingwell’s SAFe – the Scaled Agile Framework – a framework designed by Scaled Agile, Inc. to allow large organizations to move toward a more Agile Way Of Working.       The purpose of the Scaled Agile Framework The framework is an overview of all sorts of ingenious ideas, conceived over time for problems of inflexible organizations looking for more Agility (Agile in a broader sense). In the words of Dean Leffingwell, SAFe founder, SAFe helps... Learn more

Gladwell & BlinkLane organise a Summit for SAFe Release Train Engineers

On November 14, Gladwell Academy will organise the RTE Summit for the second time, a two-day event organised for and by SAFe Release Train Engineers. During the event - called RTE Summit 2.0 - Release Train Engineers share knowledge and experiences with each other and participants are presented with an extensive and interactive program. The role of Release Train Engineer (RTE) is new to many organisations, but determines the success of a Lean/Agile adoption. The main responsibilities of the... Learn more

”How do you do Scrum with 200+ teams? You do it SAFe. Pure pragmatism.”

In the Scaled Agile framework (SAFe), the highest rank is reserved for the SAFe Program Consultant Trainer. There are only about 50 such SPCT-certified SAFe gurus in the world today. Two of these work at Gladwell Academy: the recently certified trainer-consultants Eelco Rustenburg and Anand Murthy. We looked the two of them up in Amsterdam, the Netherlands to discuss how they see the future of Agile project management in the corporate world.   Good day, gentlemen. Let’s get right... Learn more