Avanade, a 20,000+ person venture formed by Microsoft and Accenture is a global business technology
and managed services company. With more than 70 locations worldwide and 12,000 professionals
making up their offshore global delivery network, Avanade’s footprint allows them to excel at helping
customers with their globally distributed projects.
Their strategic distribution requires that they create a strong environment in order for their teams to
collaborate and deliver maximum value to their customers. In 2012, Avanade launched an enterprise-wide initiative to embrace an agile mindset throughout their organization (agile@avanade). To enhance
their capabilities, they sought direction from Scrum.org through our programs.
Avanade licensed several of their Agility Experts as Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainers and
Engagement Managers. They offer Scrum.org training internally and use our assessments to assess and
enhance their employees’ knowledge of Scrum.
Now, Avanade and Scrum.org have created a “Partnership in Principle” as part of our Partnership Program. Our relationship is based on Avanade’s intent to increase their agility based on the values and
principles of the Agile Manifesto and Scrum as well as their shared belief in our mission of “improving
the profession of software development.” They use the Scrum.org Agility Path framework to guide
Learn more about Avanade and this partnership.