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The SAFe for Lean Systems Engineering Experts

321 Gang, the Continuous Engineering Experts, works with enterprises to accelerate engineering and development of large, engineered systems. Through the use of Lean-Agile principles and SAFe, the 321 Gang consultants work with the industry leading system builders of embedded software on best practices for requirements management, model-based systems engineering (MBSE), test management/verification and validation, and traceability for compliance and reporting.

321 Gang is the leader in applying SAFe’s Lean Systems Engineering principles and practices, and our consultants guide large enterprises scale lean-agile practices, both horizontally across engineering disciplines and vertically for large programs.

Cindy VanEpps – SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT)

Cindy VanEpps - SPCTCindy’s first job out of college was crafting Space Shuttle Flight Design Software at Johnson Space Center.  Over the subsequent years she has been a software developer, technical lead, development manager, consultant, and solution developer.

She has worked with numerous system engineering companies and with each she has proven success at helping transform traditional waterfall and highly regulated environments to agile and scaled agile practices.

In her thought leadership, teaching and consulting she has proven a wealth of knowledge and creativity but more importantly she brings pragmatism to the application of Agile practices.  She “practices what she preaches” on the importance of focus on principles and evolving the specific practices based on both relentless improvement and application of the principles in the way that provides most economic benefit.

As a SAFe ™ Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) her pragmatic approach and entertaining style make her a fan favorite.


Marguerite Bryan – SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

Marguerite brings 20+ years of leadership experience transforming digital opportunity into measurable business results. With proven success overcoming digital transformation challenges in private and public sectors, as well as regulated, corporate and lean startup environments, Marguerite compliments her technical savvy, business acumen and laser-sharp customer focus with expert leverage of Agile, Scaled Agile, MBSE, User-Centered Design, Lean and ITIL practices, reaching across and beyond disciplines to ignite cultures of purpose-driven engagement, innovation and relentless improvement.

Partnering directly with C-level executives or coaching diverse teams of technical, operational or PMO professionals, Marguerite approaches organizational transformation from a holistic view of the enterprise and its value-streams, optimizing for hypothesis driven experimentation, fast feedback cycles, and the lean, continuous flow of value.

With leadership experience also in traditional governance, finance and PMO functions, Marguerite engages in waterfall, hybrid and transitional environments with the relevant insight and experience, tailoring each Agile transformation to organizational goals and mission success.


Bryan Smith – SAFe Business Leader & SPC

After teaching English in Poland and Italy after college, Bryan began his software career in 1993 and has been helping IT, software and cyber-physical systems engineering organizations improve the way they design and build their wares ever since. His career has taken him from international marketing with a small software startup in Boston, MA (later to become part of Seagate Software) to Rational Software in Boulder, CO which became part of IBM in 2003. He entered the world of agile in 2007 with Boulder startup Rally Software which, after a successful IPO and a couple acquisitions, is now part of Broadcom.

Bryan has been with 321 Gang since 2011 and currently leads its lean/agile transformation consultancy leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).


Passionate about Software and Systems Engineering? We Are!

Our mission is to sell client-centered solutions that will improve our clients’ Continuous Engineering processes. Many of our clients manage very complex solutions, and are in  the aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, and medical device industries.

Our headquarters is in Scottsdale, Arizona, and our team is mostly virtual. This allows us to work with talented people and experts without having to worry about where they live. For more information, click on one of the positions below.

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