Founded by Kristen Tilghman in June 2011, AgileSavant-- as our name implies-- is a firm that focuses on helping our clients attain business agility through the adoption of lean-agile values, principles and best practices-- particularly those that align to the Scaled Agile Framework, or SAFe.
AgileSavant has trained more SAFe certified professionals than 86% of all SAFe Partners and over 95% of our SAFe candidates pass the certification exam on their first attempt!
Through our training and coaching services, AgileSavant has been involved in the launch of nearly 50 Agile Release Trains (or ARTs); thus, our training offerings aren't limited to "book" knowledge of the SAFe framework, but we also bring "real-world" / practical experience from many different business contexts (Health IT, Financial Services, Government, Auto Industry, ISVs, etc.) through in-person and virtual engagements. A clear differentiator for us.
We also bring actual implementation and execution experience working with Agile Release Trains (ARTs) that have been forced to work virtually during the COVID-19 crisis. AgileSavant has been so successful in these virtual coaching endeavors that many of our clients are seriously contemplating remaining in the Virtual ART format even after the pandemic subsides. We share those rich experiences with you during all of our training and coaching engagements.
Our SAFe Instructors are certified to offer the following courses:
- Leading SAFe w/ SA Certification
- SAFe for Teams w/ SP Certification
- SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager w/ POPM Certification
- SAFe Scrum Master w/ SSM Certification
- SAFe Advanced Scrum Master w/ SASM Certification
- SAFe Release Train Engineer w/ RTE Certification
- SAFe DevOps w/ SDP Certification
- SAFe for Government w/ SGP Certification
- SAFe for Architects w/ ARCH Certification
- SAFe Lean Portfolio Management w/ LPM Certification
- SAFe Agile Product Management w/ APM Certification
"David and the AgileSavant team demonstrate their passion for agile and specifically how coaching and training in agile is a joy to be part of and watch. Their combined knowledge, belief and practice in agile and SAFe agile is deep. I would recommend AgileSavant training to any individual or organization looking to brush up or make a wholesale shift."
C. Volker, Senior Director - Product & Marketing Communications at DC Area Financial Services Firm
"Thanks David Tilghman and AgileSavant LLC for one of the best courses I've had the pleasure to take. Excited to now be a SAFe Certified Practitioner!"
W. Guevara, Solution Delivery Manager - Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Trust is an essential ingredient to the establishment of truly agile teams and organizational agility. The same holds true regarding the lean-agile coach/trainer and client enterprise relationship. For this reason, one of AgileSavant's core values is the establishment of trust with our clients by doing what we promise and delivering the results that are expected from a successful business agility transformation engagement.
Once trust is established, AgileSavant focuses on our second core value-- building client confidence. This is not just building confidence in us and our ability to consistently deliver results that you can count on, but also building confidence within the client organization itself. WE WANT YOU TO NOT NEED US ONE DAY! That day will come when your organization has confidence in its ability to implement and maintain the values, principles and best practices that AgileSavant has trained and coached you in adopting-- resulting in a continuous learning culture that fosters organizational agility.
AgileSavant approaches every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding. Once we have gained your trust & confidence, we focus on maintaining a long-term and productive partnership with our clients that is based on shared understanding and loyalty. We don't take these partnerships lightly, and never take them for granted.
David is President & CEO of AgileSavant. He joined AgileSavant in 2016 and brings over 20 years of Lean-Agile coaching & consulting experience working with for-profit, non-profit and government entities while employed at companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard and several small business entities.
David is highly credentialed, currently holding multiple lean-agile certifications from Scaled Agile, Scrum Alliance and PMI and he ranks among the top rated and most experienced SAFe trainers in the world.
To learn more about David, check out his LinkedIn Profile.
Kristen is AgileSavant's founder and COO. She is a passionate "Servant Leader" with nearly 10 years of Lean-Agile experience. Kristen founded AgileSavant to leverage her ability to help others transform into Servant Leaders who are focused on relentless organizational improvement and business agility.
Kristen is also highly credentialed, currently holding multiple lean-agile certifications from Scaled Agile, Scrum Alliance and PMI. Kristen spends most of her time managing AgileSavant's US Public Sector business where she is providing leadership in SAFe ART launch and execution services to major US Federal Government programs.
To learn more about Kristen, check out her LinkedIn Profile.