Monday, June 11, 2018

GLOBAL INFOTEK, INC. FORMS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH BROADSWORD TO PURSUE CMMI MATURITY LEVEL THREE

National Security and Defense Technology Leader Demonstrates Commitment to Process and Performance Improvement

RESTON, Virginia – June 12, 2018 – Global InfoTek, Inc. (GITI), a software engineering and information technology professional services firm that designs, develops, and deploys technologies to empower the Warfighter, announced today a strategic partnership with Broadsword Solutions (Broadsword) to assist GITI in pursuing its commitment to continuous improvement, using the Capability Maturity Model Integration® for Development (CMMI-DEV), version 1.3.

Broadsword will assist GITI in reviewing and enhancing its processes to increase the quality of development and services, and help GITI, an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, prepare for their CMMI Maturity Level Three appraisal.

“The decision to adopt CMMI Maturity Level Three for Development demonstrates Global InfoTek’s ongoing dedication to continued process improvement,” GITI’s President and CEO, Karen Emami, said. “Our partnership with Broadsword will help us grow while maintaining consistency and quality of service.”

Broadsword’s President, Jeff Dalton, said, “Global InfoTek’s commitment to industry-recognized models is exemplary. They continue to lead the company forward by initiating a continuous improvement program based on CMMI. This approach will allow Global InfoTek to compete and win in a highly competitive market.”

ABOUT GLOBAL INFOTEK, INC.

Reston, VA-based Global InfoTek Inc. is a woman owned small business with an award-winning track record of designing, developing, and deploying best-of-breed technologies that address the nation’s pressing cybersecurity and advanced technology needs. For more than two decades, Global InfoTek has merged pioneering technologies, operational effectiveness, and best business practices to rapidly provide low-cost, agile solutions to the company’s Government customers. In addition to its Reston office, Global InfoTek has operations in San Antonio, TX and Rome, NY. For more information about Global InfoTek, visit: http://www.globalinfotek.com.

ABOUT BROADSWORD SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

Broadsword is a Process Innovation firm, CMMI Institute Partner, and AgileCxO.org Transformation Partner that is the world-leader in using Agile and Lean methods to drive high-performance technology and engineering performance. Broadsword has offices in Washington, DC, Detroit, MI and San Diego, CA and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.

Media Contact:
Kim Irving
Global InfoTek, Inc.
(703) 652-1600
info@globalinfotek.com

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Qlarant Embraces Opportunity to Learn about Improving Agile Performance

Not-for-Profit Leader Participates in the “Agile Scrum Learning Experience” from Broadsword


JUNE 4, 2018, EASTON, MD – Qlarant (Qlarant) – a not-for-profit leader in improving the quality and performance of our nation’s most important programs in health, human services, government and insurance and financial services – announced that the Qlarant IT staff has explored the agile software development process during a two-day training session, conducted by Broadsword Solutions (Broadsword) on April 26-27, 2018. The staff participated in hands-on training exercises in Agile and Scrum software development processes. Tim Zeller, Director of Strategic Solutions for Broadsword, provided the instruction.



Broadsword, a process improvement and performance innovation training and consulting firm, and the world-leader in using Agile and Lean methods to drive high-performance engineering, developed the “Agile Scrum Learning Experience” to help the Qlarant development team learn about agile values, framework, and techniques. The team also learned what it takes to be a Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, or Team Member on an Agile team.

During the experiential class, Qlarant practiced user stories, planning poker and other techniques, where they learned by doing, not lecture. In the end, they were prepared to sit for the Professional Scrum Master or Professional Scrum Product Owner certification exams as well as apply the Agile methodology and values to their own projects to increase performance and deliver the highest level of software quality to their customers.

“It was entertaining as well as informative,” said Qlarant systems analyst Dylan Robinson. “I think when you work together in a project as a team to achieve a goal, it becomes a more valuable lesson – one that you are more likely to remember than just a lecture.”

“Qlarant’s commitment to Agile training is a great indicator of their desire to be even more of a trusted, strategic partner to their customers,” said Jeff Dalton, President of Broadsword. “We’re proud to support Qlarant’s mission.”

ABOUT QLARANT

Qlarant is a not-for-profit nationally respected leader in fighting fraud, waste & abuse, improving program quality, and optimizing performance. The company uses subject matter experts and innovative data sciences and technology to help organizations see risks, solve problems, and seize opportunities. Solutions are customized for health and human services organizations, government agencies, and financial and insurance companies. The Qlarant Foundation is the mission arm of the organization and provides grants to services provided in underserved communities. Qlarant employs nearly 500 people and has a 45-year record of accomplishment improving the performance of some of the Nation’s most important programs. www.qlarant.com.

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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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

DPRA Renews and Expands Commitment to Improvement with Broadsword

Integration of CMMI and ISO 9001 Will Drive Improved Quality Companywide

MAY 10, 2018, KNOXVILLE, TN: DPRA, Inc. (DPRA)— a provider of systems, software, and planning tools that allow business and government to execute efficiently and manage proactively — and Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword) — a performance innovation firm that leverages evidence-based frameworks such as the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), ISO 9001 and Scrum – today announced a strategic partnership to assist DPRA in increasing the company’s capabilities and improving quality, by integrating the best practices of the CMMI with a Quality Management System based on ISO 9001.


Working together with Broadsword, DPRA has recently achieved a Maturity Level Three rating in the CMMI for Development v1.3 (CMMI-DEV v1.3 ML3). When appraised, DPRA was found to be performing at ML3 with broad range of process areas across most of their business. During this eighteen-month program, Broadsword applied its proprietary agileCMMI Methodology™ to assist DPRA’s journey toward continuous improvement.

“In addition to improving our business opportunities, we saw adopting CMMI as an opportunity to improve organization-wide,” DPRA’s CEO, Denis O’Keefe, said. “When we first looked into CMMI, we feared it would be driven by Waterfall. It was a pleasant surprise to find that Broadsword was there with an agile approach. Working with consultants who speak our language has been invaluable.”

Phil Cerasoli, DPRA’s VP of Solutions, added, “By working with Broadsword to map the guidance of the CMMI to ISO 9001, DPRA will be able to codify its processes, improve quality and performance and make them repeatable, and increase opportunities to interact with government clients.”

Broadsword’s President, Jeff Dalton, said “DPRA is passionate about being the best company they can be for their customers. Their commitment to performance improvement drives innovation and creativity, and enables DPRA to quickly adapt in a competitive environment. We are honored to help scale DPRA’s culture of operational excellence as the company continues to grow.”

About DPRA

DPRA was founded in 1961 in Manhattan, Kansas, and incorporated in 1972. Today DPRA is primarily an IT company serving in the federal market, helping develop software solutions that facilitate large-scale logistics. The firm’s environmental division works with a variety of customers to assist with codification of regulations between federal and local markets, records management, and database integration. With main offices in Manhattan, Kansas, and Knoxville, Tennessee, DPRA has employees located across the nation, including Dallas, Texas; O’Fallon, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; and Washington, D.C. Additionally, DPRA has subsidiary offices throughout Canada. To learn more, visit www.dpra.com.

About Broadsword

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, Fiat Chrysler, 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.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

BROADSWORD PRESIDENT JEFF DALTON NAMED CHAIRMAN OF CMMI INSTITUTE’S PARTNER ADVISORY BOARD

Dalton’s Third Term Is a First among PAB Leaders

WATERFORD, MI, April 30, 2018 – Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword) today announced that the company’s president, Jeff Dalton, has been named Chairman of the CMMI Institute’s Partner Advisory Board (PAB) for a third term. Dalton will be PAB’s first three-term Chairman since the organization was established in 2006.

The Partner Advisory Board advises the CMMI Institute on market and end-user strategy. With representatives from Asia, Latin America, Europe, and North America, the PAB represents the voices of over three hundred global partners that deliver appraisal, training, and consulting solutions to over two thousand companies each year.

Dalton’s third induction as Chairman of the Partner Advisory Board takes place on May 1, 2018 at the CMMI Institute’s annual conference, “Capability Counts 2018” in Reston, VA. Dalton will describe his vision for the PAB, and introduce new communications channels that will be available to the community for the first time.

“I’m honored and humbled to be elected Chairman of this esteemed group of leaders in the CMMI community,” Dalton said. “The viability of the CMMI – and most importantly, the success of all of our clients – depends upon our ability to maintain a genuine partnership between the CMMI Institute and its business partners. I am confident that by continuing to work closely together, we will sustain the reputation of the CMMI as the pre-eminent global business process model.”

A frequent speaker and contributor to the CMMI and Agile communities, Dalton has presented at the CMMI Institute’s annual conference, Capability Counts (f/k/a SEPG) each year for well over a decade, including twice as a keynote speaker. He is the author of “The Guide to Scrum and CMMI: Improving Agile Performance with CMMI,” an Institute publication in which he describes a disciplined and robust model for succeeding with large-scale agile using the CMMI.

“Jeff Dalton has been a vital part of the Partner community for many years,” said Katie Tarara, Manager of Partner and Client Services at the CMMI Institute. “In his third term as Chairman, Jeff will leverage his considerable leadership and relationship-building skills, as well as a deep knowledge of the CMMI and the organizations that are utilizing the process model, which benefits both of the CMMI Institute and the Partner community he represents. We’re looking forward to another great year together!”

ABOUT BROADSWORD

Broadsword is a Performance Innovation firm and CMMI Institute Partner that is the world-leader in using agile methods to drive high-performance engineering using their agileCMMI methodology and collaborative consulting, coaching and CMMI training solutions. Working with clients like the State of Michigan, Boeing, Chrysler, ASM Research, and L3 Communications, Broadsword has a proven record of success throughout North America and the world. Broadsword has offices in Detroit, Washington, DC, and San Diego, and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.

ABOUT CMMI® INSTITUTE

CMMI Institute is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process, and technology. The Institute provides the tools and support for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity by comparing their operations to best practices and identifying performance gaps. For over 25 years, thousands of high-performing organizations in a variety of industries, including aerospace, finance, healthcare, software, defense, transportation, and telecommunications, have earned a CMMI maturity level rating and proved they are capable business partners and suppliers. CMMI Institute is a part of the ISACA family, the global non-profit association helping professionals to realize the positive potential of technology. To learn more about how CMMI can help your organization elevate performance, visit www.CMMIinstitute.com.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

AIS Partners with Broadsword to Integrate Performance Improvement Model and Strengthen Agile Values

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Security Firm to adopt CMMI framework using Broadsword’s agileCMMI Methodology

ROME, NY, March 28, 2018 – Assured Information Security (AIS), a cyber security firm that provides government and commercial customers with industry leading cyber security capabilities and services, announced today a strategic partnership with Broadsword Solutions (Broadsword), a leader in performance innovation and process improvement. The partnership will assist AIS in adopting a framework for continuous improvement that will strengthen AIS’s agile values, using agileCMMI, the leading methodology for company-wide process and performance improvement.

As pioneers of the agileCMMI performance improvement methodology, Broadsword will provide integrated agileCMMI workshops, coaching and consulting solutions to help AIS achieve its capability goals. agileCMMI uses agile methods such as incremental delivery, continuous build and collaboration, applying the same techniques used when writing software to deploy process improvements and help engineers, project managers, and software developers excel.

“We are going through some transformative changes to scale our policies as fast as our company is growing,” said Chuck Stormon, Director of Advanced Technology at AIS. “Taking an agile approach to adopting CMMI will help us consistently improve performance at scale. We are excited to partner with Broadsword in this endeavor, having selected them based on their track record and their commitment to the agile philosophy within CMMI.”

“AIS is a great example of what happens when software and engineering executives are resolved to achieve the benefits of agility combined with the resiliency and rigor of a scalable operational model like CMMI,” said Broadsword’s president, Jeff Dalton. “We’re proud to be a partner in guiding AIS’s agileCMMI adoption, and look forward to their continued success.”

ABOUT ASSURED INFORMATION SECURITY (AIS)

Headquartered in Rome, New York, with operating locations throughout the United States, AIS performs generation-next groundbreaking work. The company provides government and commercial customers with a diverse selection of cyber and information security offerings that include engineering, research, development, assessment services and products and has grown to become a national leader in this highly dynamic and emerging field. For more information, visit www.ainfosec.com.

ABOUT BROADSWORD

Broadsword is a Process Improvement and Performance 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 clients like the State of Michigan, 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, Michigan, and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.


Contact:
Erin Bushinger, Manager of Marketing & Communications
Assured Information Security (AIS)
bushingere@ainfosec.com
315-336-3306

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

HIGHPOINT GLOBAL, LLC. ACHIEVES CMMI MATURITY LEVEL 2

Citizen Experience Company Increases Its Process Maturity and Organizational Capability

NOVEMBER 28, 2017, Indianapolis, IN – HighPoint Global (HighPoint), the citizen experience company, announced today that it has demonstrated its high-quality software development capabilities with an additional award of CMMI for Development v1.3 at Maturity Level 2 (CMMI-DEV v1.3 ML2).

Maturity Level 2 indicates that HighPoint was found to be achieving a set of required goals in a broad range of process areas. HighPoint worked with Broadsword Solutions (Broadsword) using its agileCMMI Methodology™ to develop and deploy improvements using Agile methods. HighPoint also engaged Broadsword to expand its training programs in CMMI and Agile.

“Achieving the CMMI Maturity Level 2 rating marks a great step for HighPoint as we strive to deliver high performance through operational excellence,” said Mike King, Vice President of Program Operations. “Process maturity is transformational, and the benefit it brings to HighPoint customers and the citizens they serve is impactful and far-reaching.”

“In successfully achieving CMMI Maturity Level Two, HighPoint demonstrated why they are known as the expert in helping the government elevate the citizen experience,” said Broadsword’s president, Jeff Dalton. “Their passion for their customer’s success has been driving them to scale their culture of operational excellence as the company continues to grow. Broadsword is honored to be a part of the journey.”

To learn more about HighPoint and all of the firm’s capabilities, please visit www.highpointglobal.com.

ABOUT HIGHPOINT GLOBAL

HighPoint Global helps government agencies elevate the citizen experienceTM by improving the touchpoints through which citizens interact with government. From contact centers and employee experience to digital and data services, our team works with government agencies to more efficiently integrate the people, processes and technology that help government deliver on the needs of citizens and employees. HighPoint delivers services for 15 government clients including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the Comptroller of Currency, Department of State, Defense Logistics Agency and Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HighPoint is a privately held company founded in 2006 with 350 employees across offices in Indianapolis, Indiana; Baltimore, Maryland; and Reston and Herndon, Virginia. For additional information about HighPoint, visit www.highpointglobal.com.

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 and Agile training solutions. Working with great clients like Boeing, Fiat Chrysler, Bose, and L3 Communications, Broadsword has a proven record of success throughout North America and the world. Broadsword has offices outside of Detroit, MI, San Diego, CA and Washington, DC and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

SRL TotalSource Partners with Broadsword to Pursue CMMI Maturity Level 3

Emerging IT Leader in Healthcare Industry Commits to Improving Performance Company-wide

WALDORF, MD – August 21, 2017 – SRL TotalSource, LLC (SRL), an evolving technology company providing cloud-based platforms, empowering a data-driven transformation of value-based models in a secure environment for the healthcare industry, announced today its partnership with Process Innovation firm, Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), to help SRL pursue the adoption of high performance with CMMI Maturity Level 3 (CMMI-DEV v1.3 ML3).

The Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI, is an industry-leading process model that defines behaviors that lead to improved performance. SRL’s partnership with Broadsword will be the foundation of their adoption of CMMI best practices.

“We believe that adopting the CMMI creates efficiencies and cost savings,” said Dr. Robert Lane, CEO of SRL TotalSource. “Our outside partners recognize that we are a company capable of producing quality work, as our achievement of Maturity Level 3 will affirm.”

“By adopting the CMMI, SRL is demonstrating their commitment to delivering measurable improvement in performance for their clients and stakeholders,” said Broadsword’s president, Jeff Dalton.

About SRL TotalSource:

SRL Total Source, LLC is a certified SBA 8(a) business (Since November 2011). We are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, that provides superior technology and strategic approaches to business processes. We also provide quality professional medical business solutions and development implementation for State and Federal Government Agencies. For more information, visit www.srltotalsource.com.

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 their CMMIxs (“extra small”) methodology for small companies seeking a CMMI Rating. Working with great clients like SRL, Boeing, Chrysler, Agilex, and L3 Communications, Broadsword has a proven record of success throughout North America and the world. Broadsword has offices outside of Washington, DC, Detroit, MI and San Diego, CA and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.



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