SAFe® Fellow Program

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.

The SAFe® Fellow achievement is Scaled Agile’s most prestigious distinction, recognizing individuals who have exhibited the highest level of mastery and thought leadership in the practice and principles of SAFe. Established in 2015, this program recognizes individuals with the depth and breadth of experience to work at the highest levels of complexity in enterprise digital transformation, and who have established themselves as thought leaders in the Lean-Agile space.

SAFe Fellow
Dean Leffingwell - Creator of SAFe

“With so much riding on how swiftly a business adapts and pivots during this era of radical disruption, it’s critical to work within a proven framework of practices and mindset,” says Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe and Chief Methodologist. “SAFe Fellows have been selected and vetted based on a combination of their ongoing contribution to the evolution of the Framework, their demonstrated success in a broad range of SAFe implementations, and their willingness to share their expertise in the public arena through writing and speaking.”
Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe, Chief Methodologist

Current SAFe Fellows

Harry Koehnemann
Scaled Agile, Inc.

Steve Mayner
Scaled Agile, Inc.

Inbar Oren
Scaled Agile, Inc.

Mark Richards

Ian Spence
Ivar Jacobson International

Michael Stump

Eric Willeke

Ken France
cPrime, Inc.

Scott Frost
Accenture | SolutionsIQ

Marc Rix
Scaled Agile, Inc.

Joe Vallone
Scaled Agile, Inc.

Kathy Marshak
ICON Agility Services

Brian Tucker
Ivar Jacobson International

Charlene M. Cuenca
ICON Agility Services

Malte Kumlehn
Project & Team

Andy Sales
Scaled Agile

Michael Casey
Agile Big Picture

Carl Starendal
We Are Movement

Cheryl Crupi

Debbie Brey

Robin Yeman
Project & Team

Rebecca Davis
CVS Health

Adam Mattis
Scaled Agile

Isaac Montgomery Principal Business Agility

Anand Murthy Raj
Gladwell Academy

Jeff Shupack
Project & Team

Yuval Yeret

The SAFe Fellow Achievement Represents a Multi-Year Journey

Achieving SAFe Fellow status is a journey that requires years of practice and contribution. Fellows have many responsibilities outside of being leaders in the Lean-Agile community. As a SAFe Fellow, one is required to:

  • Participate actively in major Scaled Agile, Inc. events
  • Promote and support SAFe in the marketplace
  • Maintain their SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) Certification
  • Continue their work in Lean-Agile methods
  • Continue to work in Enterprise SAFe Lean-Agile transformations that demonstrate substantive and measurable business benefits
  • Continue field application at the Program, Value Stream, and Portfolio levels