Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jeff Dalton Selected as Keynote Speaker at the Business Agility Conference

Performance Innovator to Reveal “12 Questions Wildly Successful Companies Answer Every Day”

DETROIT, MI, August 25, 2015 – Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword) announced today that the firm’s President, Jeff Dalton, has been selected as Keynote Speaker at the Business Agility Conference on September 23-25, 2015. The Business Agility Conference, hosted by Geri Winters of Wyyzzk, Inc., is designed for business leaders, founders and principals of companies, as well as leaders of business units who are seeking innovative ways to grow. The event takes place at the Austin Marriott South in Austin, TX.

“The goal is to help people get across the problem areas that often stymie growing businesses,” said Geri Winters. “Experts like our Keynote Speaker, Jeff Dalton, will help business leaders discover new ways to get to a larger size and take advantage of their success, without losing what was great about being smaller.”

Jeff Dalton is President of Broadsword, a performance innovation company that uses agile methods for incremental and iterative process improvement designed to eliminate the process debt that demoralizes teams and destroys any potential productivity gains. As an agile pioneer in the CMMI world, as well as a Lead Appraiser, Scrum Master, CMMI consultant and author, Jeff will share valuable strategies for achieving personal and organizational greatness with his keynote presentation, “12 Questions Wildly Successful Companies Answer Every Day.”

“I’m looking forward to sharing some ideas on how agility and agile techniques can help companies thrive by having them explore the answers to twelve very important questions about business success,” said Jeff Dalton.

Business professionals interested in attending the Conference are invited to register for the event at http://www.thefluidagile.com/BusinessAgilityConference/index.php. Those who sign up now through August 31st (or until the event sells out) may use the 15% discount code: HUSH2015.

ABOUT JEFF DALTON

Jeff Dalton is President of Broadsword, a different kind of performance innovation firm that helps engineering and software organizations get better at what they are already doing. He is a Certified Lead Appraiser, CMMI Instructor, ScrumMaster and author of “agileCMMI,” Broadsword’s leading methodology for incremental and iterative process improvement.

Jeff has been the Keynote Speaker at numerous conferences including the International Software and Engineering Conference in Lima, Peru, the PMI Great Lakes 2013 Symposium, the 2014 QUEST Conference and Expo, the SEPG Conference 2014, and the CMMI Global Congress 2015. Jeff served as the Chairman of the Partner Advisory Board at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and CMMI Institute, has been president of Great Lakes Software Process Improvement Network, and is a recipient of the prestigious Software Engineering Institute’s SEI Member Award for Outstanding Representative for his work uniting the Agile and CMMI communities through his popular blog “Ask the CMMI Appraiser.” He holds degrees in Music and Computer Science and builds experimental airplanes in his spare time.

Contact:

Jeff Dalton, President, Broadsword
888/715-4423
jeff@broadswordsolutions.com
www.broadswordsolutions.com

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Raydon Corporation Partners with Broadsword Solutions Corporation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Firm Renews Commitment to Process and Performance Improvement

Port Orange, FL (August 19, 2015) – Today, Raydon Corporation (Raydon), a world leader in virtual reality simulation and training to the U.S. military, and Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), pioneers of the leading methodology for incremental and iterative process and performance improvement, announced a strategic partnership to assist Raydon in renewing its commitment to continuous improvement, using the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI.

As pioneers of the agileCMMI methodology for company-wide process and performance improvement, Broadsword will partner with Raydon, allowing Raydon to streamline and solidify its process performance and process improvement program.

“The Broadsword concept of guiding our managers to align the development of Raydon’s overall organization and process to our Strategic Mission, Vision and Goals has served to raise the company-wide comprehension of the purpose for tight synergistic structure. The process developed and installed by the cross functional team is much more comprehensive and sustainable than if it had been generated by a couple of Senior leaders. Raydon is much more unified and scalable, due to CMMI.” said Mike Vollmar, CEO of RAYDON.

Broadsword’s President, Jeff Dalton, said, “By demonstrating their commitment to deep and continuous performance improvement, Raydon has revealed that their true mission is to be the best of the best, not just add another plaque to their healthy collection. We’re excited to be joining them on their path to greatness.”

To learn more about RAYDON CORPORATION and all of the firm’s capabilities, please visit www.raydon.com.

ABOUT RAYDON CORPORATION

Raydon Corporation has been at the leading edge of virtual training technology for almost three decades, long depended on by the U.S. armed forces for providing dependable and affordable simulation-training products and solutions. Raydon provides a wide range of trainers that include Unstabilized Gunnery Trainers™, tabletop trainers, Conduct of Fire Trainers for Tanks & Bradley’s, Route Clearance and Convoy Trainers.

ABOUT BROADSWORD SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

Broadsword is a Process Innovation firm and CMMI Institute Partner that is the world-leader in using Agile and Lean methods to drive high-performance engineering using their AgileCMMI methodology and collaborative consulting, coaching and CMMI training solutions. Working with great clients like ADNET, Boeing, Chrysler, Agilex, and L3 Communications, Broadsword has a proven record of success throughout North America and the world. Broadsword is based outside of Detroit, MI and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.



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Monday, August 17, 2015

Immersion Hospitality Forms Strategic Partnership with Broadsword

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Adoption of CMMI Will Drive Greater Efficiencies Companywide

AUGUST 17, 2015, MEMPHIS, TN: Immersion Hospitality (Immersion) — a provider of innovative technology, systems, processes and skilled personnel for the public sector — and Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword) — a performance innovation consulting firm that leverages evidence-based frameworks such as the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), A-SPICE, ISO9001 and Scrum – today announced a strategic partnership to assist Immersion Hospitality in increasing the company’s capabilities and improving efficiencies, using CMMI.

Immersion is expected to achieve a Maturity Level Three rating in the CMMI for Development v1.3 (CMMI-DEV v1.3 ML3) as a byproduct of its partnership with Broadsword. Maturity Level Three indicates that when appraised, Immersion will have been found to be achieving a combination of specific and generic goals in a broad range of process areas.

“Maturity Level Three is secondary,” Immersion’s CEO, James Mays, said. “We wanted a company that could help us fine-tune efficiencies so we could be more productive with what we have. Broadsword caught onto our business model right out of the gate. We didn’t have to translate.”

Broadsword’s President, Jeff Dalton, said "Immersion is passionate about being the best company they can be for their customers. We are honored to be in the position to help scale their culture of operational excellence as the company continues to grow.”

About Immersion Hospitality

Immersion Hospitality, based in Memphis, Tennessee, is a provider of innovative technology, systems, processes and skilled personnel for the public sector. A reservation service supplier to some of the largest hospitality brands in the world, Immersion understands the nuances that different industries demand, such as working with the government and managing the intricacies of various hospitality chains. Immersion is proud to offer a unique, high-tech and high-touch approach to customer service that helps us do everything from enhancing your current solutions to developing new systems from the ground up. To learn more about Immersion, visit www.immersionhospitality.com.

About Broadsword
Based in southeastern Michigan, Broadsword is a CMMI Institute Partner and Process Innovation firm that is the world leader in using Agile and Lean methods to drive high performance engineering using their AgileCMMI methodology and collaborative consulting and coaching solutions. Working with great clients like Rockwell Collins, NASA, Boeing, Chrysler, Compuware and L3 Communications, Broadsword’s methods and success is proven throughout North America and the world. To learn more about Broadsword, visit www.broadswordsolutions.com.

Media Contacts:

James Mays, CEO, Immersion Hospitality
james.mays@immersionhospitality.com
www.immersionhospitality.com

Jeff Dalton, President Broadsword
info@broadswordsolutions.com
www.broadswordsolutions.com

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Performance Innovation Company Expands Popular CMMI for Small Business Program


Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), a performance innovation company, announced today that it has expanded the availability of CMMIxs (www.cmmixs.com), a subscription-based product designed to enable the adoption of CMMI for small business contractors, specifically emerging or “extra-small” IT and engineering firms looking to compete for large federal government contracts that require or recommend a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) rating. For the small business, a CMMI rating provides a competitive advantage even outside of government contracts. It serves as a strong indicator of the quality of services of a business. It also helps establish a better position for merger or acquisition, takes advantage of a tie-breaker, and contributes to gaining more commercial business in the future.
http://cmmixs.com/performance-innovation-company-expands-popular-cmmi-for-small-business-program/

Monday, August 10, 2015

Grakon, LLC, Forms Strategic Relationship with Broadsword Solutions Corporation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUGUST 10, 2015, SEATTLE, WA: Grakon, LLC (Grakon) – a global leader components supplier for premier OEM vehicle manufacturers – and Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), pioneers of the leading methodology for incremental and iterative process improvement, today announced a strategic partnership to assist Grakon in pursuing its vision for continuous improvement using Auto SPICE.

Broadsword will apply its integrated consulting and training solutions to help Grakon use Automotive SPICE to integrate microcontrollers into the product, making the process more useful and efficient. The partnership will enable Grakon to become an effective practitioner of Automotive SPICE, which will give Grakon the ability to improve performance and provide data to communicate back the customer.

“Grakon is establishing a new business sector in lighting control modules,” Mark Brainard, Vice President of Product Development at Grakon, said. ” We are delighted to have Broadsword guiding Grakon to expand our product development activities to include a disciplined firmware development process.”

“By adopting a proven, evidence-based model for performance improvement,” Broadsword’s president, Jeff Dalton, said. “Grakon increases their ability to compete and win in a very competitive market.”

For further inquiries, please visit www.Grakon.com. You can also contact Mark Brainerd at Mark.Brainard@grakon.com.

ABOUT GRAKON

Grakon was established in 1978 and is a global leader in the design and development of advanced lighting systems and engineered trim components for premier OEM vehicle manufacturers. Grakon's expertise and innovative designs have led to a preferred supplier status among our OEM customers. Our design expertise includes industrial, mechanical, electrical, and optical design. Grakon has a mature ISO 9001:2000, TS16949, ISO14001 customer orientated, process based Quality System and Program Development System.

ABOUT BROADSWORD

Based in southeastern Michigan, Broadsword is a CMMI Institute Partner and Process Innovation firm that is the world leader in using Agile and Lean methods to drive high performance engineering using their AgileCMMI methodology and collaborative consulting and coaching solutions. Working with great clients like Rockwell Collins, NASA, Boeing, Chrysler, Compuware and L3 Communications, Broadsword’s methods and success is proven throughout North America and the world.

Media Contacts:

Mark Brainard
Mark.Brainard@grakon.com
Web: www.grakon.com

Jeff Dalton, Broadsword
1.248.341.3367
Web: www.broadswordsolutions.com

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Friday, July 31, 2015

New CMMI-DEV and CMMI-SVC courses added for Fall 2015!

Need CMMI training? 

Join us on September 15th - 17th/18th, 2015: Introduction to CMMI-DEV Training - Southeast Michigan with optional CMMI-SVC Supplement!

Or 

Join us on September 29th-October 1st/2nd, 2015: Introduction to CMMI-DEV Training - Fairfax, VA with optional CMMI-SVC Supplement!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Halfaker Partners with Broadsword to Better Serve Customers

Technology Leader Demonstrates Commitment to Process and Performance Improvement

ARLINGTON, VA, July 27, 2015 - Halfaker and Associates (Halfaker), a technology solutions provider within the Federal Government, health, intelligence, defense and security sectors, announced a strategic partnership with Broadsword Solutions (Broadsword) to assist Halfaker in pursuing its commitment to continuous improvement, using the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).

Broadsword will assist Halfaker’s CMMI journey to achieve Maturity Level 3 in the CMMI for Development v1.3 (CMMI-DEV v1.3 ML3), allowing Halfaker to streamline the adoption of business practices guided by the CMMI. Pursuing Maturity Level 3 illustrates Halfaker’s commitment to process maturity in a broad range of project management and engineering process areas, and the firm's focus on quality.

“Our culture at Halfaker centers on Continuing to Serve our Nation, our clients, and our local community through innovative technology solutions. By investing in process improvement maturity, such as CMMI Maturity Level 3 and ISO 9001:2008, we are better able to serve our clients through effective project planning, management, and delivery,” said Halfaker’s President and CEO, Dawn Halfaker. “We are excited to partner with Broadsword in this endeavor and selected them based on their commitment to the Agile philosophy within CMMI.”

“Halfaker has an awesome success story, and by making the decision to adopt CMMI as a framework for performance improvement, Halfaker continues to distinguish themselves as an industry leader,” said Broadsword’s president, Jeff Dalton. “Our deep experience with federal government, health care, defense, and intelligence, as well as our background in management consulting, engineering and process improvement will help Halfaker expand their capabilities to deliver the highest possible value to their customers in the health, intelligence, defense and security sectors.”

ABOUT HALFAKER

Halfaker and Associates (www.halfaker.com) creates innovative and practical technology solutions in the areas of Advanced Analytics, Software Engineering, IT Infrastructure and Cyber Security within health, intelligence, defense, and security sectors to help government organizations perform their critical missions. We are proud to be a service-disabled veteran-owned, woman-owned, 8(a), small business. To learn more about Halfaker, please visit www.halfaker.com.

ABOUT BROADSWORD

Broadsword is a Process Innovation firm and CMMI Institute Partner that is the world-leader in using Agile and Lean methods to drive high-performance engineering using their AgileCMMI methodology and collaborative consulting, coaching and CMMI training solutions. Working with great clients like ADNET, Boeing, Chrysler, Agilex, and L3 Communications, Broadsword has a proven record of success throughout North America and the world. Broadsword is based outside of Detroit, MI and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.



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