After starting his career at Anderson Consulting in the late 80s and early 90s, he moved to Van Kampen Funds, a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley, where he used early adaptive methods to define and build new software products and to migrate off their legacy systems. Following that, he joined a private startup consulting firm of 40 employees. As IT Director, he helped it grow to a global public company of 1,700.

Drew began an enterprise Agile consulting company, Fast Frontier, in 2008. His work with the Scaled Agile Framework began in early 2009 when he met Dean Leffingwell while developing a scalable Agile framework for a management consulting company to bridge their strategic business framework with Agile. In 2011, he partnered with Dean Leffingwell to create Scaled Agile Partners, a global leader in scaling Lean-Agile practices for Fortune 100 companies. In 2012, he worked with Dean Leffingwell and Colin O'Neill to form the Scaled Agile Academy, a training and certification organization to help internal and external consultants apply the Scaled Agile Framework to their business context.


Speaking Engagements

Drew Jemilo at Agile2012

SAFe Summit, Denver, Oct 25 - 28, 2016
1. Becoming an SPCT,
    Oct 27, 10:30 am - Noon
2. SAFe 4.0 Perfomance Toolkit for the Portfolio,
    Oct 28, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Silicon Valley Agile Trends and Leadership Nine Ways to Tank Your Scaled Agile Implementation, September 7th, 2016, VISA Auditorium, Foster City, CA

Agile2016: The Four Fictional Faces of Scaled Stakeholder Management, July 26th, 2016, Atlanta, GA

HP Discover Agile in the Enterprise Panel Discussion, June 7th, 2016, Las Vegas, NV

Mile High Agile: Agile Contracts: Launch Your Managed Investment Contract Model, April 4th, 2016, Denver, CO

Agile2015: Agile Contracts, August 4th, 2015, Phoenix, AZ [view presentation]

RallyOn: Coordinating Multiple ARTs in Large Value Streams, June 15, 2015, Washington, DC

South Florida SAFe Meetup webinar: The SAFe Standard,
June 1, 2015, Fort Lauderdale, FL

SAFe Leadership Retreat, Professional Development Future, May 27, 2015, Crieff, Scotland

Boulder Software Agile Meetup: Intro to Implementing the Scaled Agile Framework, March 17th, 2015, Boulder, CO

Chicago SAFe Meetup Kickoff: Implementing SAFe, October 1, 2014, Chicago

Talking Digital Conference: Managing Your Agile Programs in a SAFe Portfolio in Sao Paulo, Brazil: October 1, 2014

SAFe 3.0 and AgileCraft: July 19, 2014, Webinar

Agile2014: Explaining SAFe in Five Minutes, July 30, 2014, Orlando, FL

Agile2014: Leading SAFe 8.0 for SPCTs, July 29, 2014, Orlando, FL

RallyOn 2014: Six Fixes to UnSAFe Starts , June 9, 2014, Washington, D.C.

RallyOn 2014: Designing Our Agile Release Trains: Pitfalls and Triumphs , June 10, 2014, Washington, D.C.

Ivar Jacobson International Breakfast Briefing , July 23, 2013, 8:15 - 10:30 am, Washington, D.C.

AGILE New England: Addressing Enterprise Complexity with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) , July 11, 2013, 6 - 9 pm, Waltham, MA

RallyOn, 2013: State of the ART, Boulder, CO, June 4th, 2013

Shawnee Scaled Agile Series: An Experience Report
Hereford House, 17244 Midland Drive, Shawnee, KS, February 7, 2013, 6:30 PM

Applying the Scaled Agile Framework to Your Teams, Programs, and Portfolios
RallyOn, Kansas City, MO, February 8, 2013, 9 AM

The Inspect and Adapt workshop to achieve a Kaizen mind
RallyOn, Kansas City, MO, February 8, 2013, 10:30 AM

The Stakeholder Management Framework for Teams, Programs, and Portfolios
AGILE 2012 conference, Dallas, TX , August 15, 2012, 11 AM - Noon CDT [View the presentation]

Scaled Agile Framework Q&A Round Table
The Agilista PM Webinar Series, May 31, 2012, 2 - 3 PM CST

Scaling Agile Requirements
The Agilista PM Webinar Series, May 15, 2012, 2 - 3 PM CST

The Scaled Agile Framework: Applying Lean-Agile to the Enterprise
Agile Knowledge Hub Webinar, November 22, 2 - 3 PM CST

Scaling Agile Requirements: User Stories to Agile Portfolio Management
Business Analyst World, Las Vegas, November 3rd - 4th, 2011

Leading the Agile Release Train
AGILE  2011 Conference, Salt Lake City, August 8 - 12, 2011


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BS, Engineering

Universidad Central del Ecuador
Spanish Language and Culture