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Summa Becomes Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) Certified Partner

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Expands enterprise-scale Agile software development services based on the Scaled Agile Framework®

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summa, a leader in providing companies competitive advantage and business value through technology, recently announced its acceptance into the Scaled Agile Partner program. "We're excited to have Summa on board," says Dean Leffingwell, Chief Methodologist and creator of the Scaled Agile Framework®. "Our partners are companies that believe in agility at scale and the power of the Scaled Agile Framework to successfully transform organizations."

Agile methodologies increase the efficiency of software development by promoting open communication among team members and enhancing accountability through metrics and defined expectations. The Scaled Agile Framework is a proven, publicly-accessible knowledge base for implementing Agile practices at enterprise scale. Its primary interface is the "Big Picture" graphic which highlights the individual roles, teams, activities and artifacts necessary to scale Agile from the team, to teams of teams, to the enterprise level. It has been successfully applied in programs ranging from only 50 people, to enterprises employing thousands of software developers.

Summa embraces the benefits of Agile and incorporates its principles at every level of its culture. "At Summa, we believe that Agile implementations aren't a one-size-fits-all solution. Rather, Agile guidelines need to be adapted for every organization, for various teams within an organization and even for a particular project," said Chris Ruch, Summa Director of Delivery Operations. "Our partnership and involvement with the Scaled Agile Framework allows Summa to continue transforming software development departments through customized roadmaps, recommendations and coaching that meets their specific needs." Learn more at www.summa-tech.com/agile/.

About Summa

For over 17 years, Summa has provided customers a competitive advantage and business value through technology. Summa accomplishes this through a strong understanding of customer business needs, strategic relationships with leading technology providers, the right solutions for the environment, and exceptional people dedicated to customer success. For more information, visit us at www.summa-tech.com or contact us at 412-258-3322.

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 | Agile adoption at enterprise scale. Visit www.ScaledAgile.com for more details.

Contact: Karen Colson
karen@summa-tech.com 
412.258.3294

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