Nitor Becomes the First in Europe to Launch Certified Training for Scaled Agile Framework

Apr 10, 2013, 9:17 AM

Software and training company Nitor has signed a partnership agreement with Scaled Agile Academy and becomes the first to launch training and certification for large-scale agile to Finnish companies. Applying agile methods in large scale can be used to generate significant savings and improve time-to-market for customer companies.

The Scaled Agile Academy is dedicated solely to training professionals on applying Lean and Agile at scale in the enterprise. The Scaled Agile Academy offers courses in the U.S. and selected destination locations all over the world including Boston, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, London, and Amsterdam.

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a proven, publicly available framework for applying Lean and Agile practices at enterprise scale. Scaled Agile Framework is already used in several large-scale enterprises, including Visa, Capital One, and Trade Technologies. For example John Deere has reported 20% faster time-to-market time and 50% decrease in warranty costs.

Nitor launches SAFe certification courses among the first in Europe. Leading SAFe trainings are primarily targeted to executives, managers and Agile change agents responsible for leading a Lean and Agile change initiative in a large software enterprise. SAFe ScrumXP trainings are targeted to software developers, testers, project managers, product managers, and other practitioners involved in software development.

As part of the Leading SAFe training, the participants may take a test, and upon successfully passing it, receive a SAFe Agilist certificate. Likewise attendees to SAFe ScrumXP training may take a test for the SAFe Practitioner certificate. In the first phase, trainings are held by certified trainer, SAFe Process Consultant, Maarit Laanti, who also heads Nitor Delta. Several professionals in Nitor staff already hold SAFe Agilist certificate.

“We are excited to launch this partnership with Scaled Agile Academy. The Scaled Agile Framework supports and expands significantly our Pragmatic Agile practices which are used to solve many challenges in driving business concepts and architecture through agile development teams. Compliancy is underlined by the recognized effort in developing Scaled Agile Framework by Ph.D Maarit Laanti, who leads the agile transformation and training in Nitor Delta.”, adds CEO of Nitor, Matti Vilmi.

“The Scaled Agile Framework is being applied worldwide and I am proud to have Nitor as a partner in helping enterprises achieve the business benefits that the framework can help provide. Their technical and process expertise combined with the practical experience in large-scale agile transformations will benefit organizations as they apply the framework in their business context.”, said Dean Leffingwell, Creator of the Scaled Agile Framework.

Besides these trainings Nitor Delta also offers tailored agile and lean trainings for customer needs. The new training and coaching practice Nitor Delta assists companies as needed in taking Agile and Lean methods into use, in running the change and in facilitating the change workshops. Sister company of Nitor Delta, Nitor Creations, focuses on development of business-driven software solutions.

More information about Nitor:

Matti Vilmi, CEO
Nitor Creations Ltd
Tel: +358 45 1204 747

More information about Scaled Agile, Inc:

Tel: +1 303 828 1044

About Scaled Agile, Inc.

Scaled Agile, Inc.’s mission is to help enterprises achieve the capabilities, culture and business benefits that successful implementation of scaled Lean and Agile practices can provide. To achieve this, Scaled Agile provides consulting, training, certification and process tooling based on the Scaled Agile Framework, a proven, publicly-facing knowledge base of effective practices for Lean and Agile adoption at enterprise scale.

About Nitor Delta

Nitor Delta is a Finnish company founded in 2012 and specialized in agile transitions. Our services improve profitability, eliminate waste, improve time-to-market and improve quality for our customers' business. We are specialized in large-scale and pragmatic way of applying agile methods.

About Nitor Creations

Nitor Creations develops demanding, business-driven software solutions. Our services ensure the operation of business critical systems accurately, reliably and efficiently.

Suomen Asiakastieto chose Nitor Creations Ltd as the strongest company in Uusimaa county in 2011. Nitor is a regional winner (Uusimaa) in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 competition and made it to the top 20 fastest growing technology companies in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking in 2012.