Wednesday, May 10, 2017

BROADSWORD SELECTED TO DELIVER EIGHT PRESENTATIONS ON PERFORMANCE INNOVATION AT CAPABILITY COUNTS 2017

Six Speakers to Reveal Strategies, Techniques and Case Studies on Using CMMI, Agile and Performance Improvement Methods to Build Capability

DETROIT, MI, May 12, 2017 – Broadsword Solutions (Broadsword), an Organizational Performance Innovation firm, announced today that six speakers from Broadsword have been selected to present a total of eight presentations on achieving performance innovation and process improvement results at Capability Counts 2017.  The conference takes place on May 16-17 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Hosted by the CMMI Institute, Capability Counts is the premier, global conference series on building capability through software and systems process management.  Software and engineering professionals from all over the world gather at the annual event to explore using the CMMI to improve performance and increase capability through first-person case studies, interactive workshops and powerful presentations.

Jeff Dalton, president of Broadsword, will deliver a Featured Presentation, “Stability, Agility, and The Capable Organization,” a vision for helping organizations introduce stability and increase capability by taking advantage of CMMI and agile methods for a lighter, leaner approach to solving business problems, using the CMMI as a framework for guiding their success.

"Agility is important, but it’s not enough.  In order to compete we also have to build engineering, project management, and leadership capability so our teams can achieve the stability they need to perform. " Mr. Dalton said.

In a subsequent presentation designed for software and engineering executives who are seeking to transform the way they run their organizations, Mr. Dalton is delivering, “Holacracy  and CMMI – Abolish Hierarchy to Radically Change Your Organization.”

Other presentations by Broadsword speakers at Capability Counts 2017 include:

  • Ross Timmerman: “Gamers’ Alley” (2 Sessions)
  • Julie Calfin: “The Great Service Multiplier - How Our Consulting Firm Doubled Revenues and Reduced Costs by Implementing CMMI-SVC”
  • Laura Adkins: “The Buy-In Effect – How Getting Alignment Can Get Your CMMI Adoption UnStuck”
  • Tim Zeller: “Agile Performance Management”
  • Cathy Henderson: “20 Days to SCAMPI A – How to get to the Finish Line and Keep Your Sanity”

Engineering and software professionals interested in attending Capability Counts 2017 are invited to register for the event at: http://cmmiinstitute.com/events/capability-counts-2017

ABOUT BROADSWORD

Broadsword is a CMMI Institute Partner and Performance 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.  Adopted by great clients like Rockwell Collins, Nationwide, Boeing, Chrysler, Compuware and L-3 Communications, Broadsword’s methods and successes are proven throughout North America and the world. Broadsword is based in southeastern Michigan.  For more information, visit www.broadswordsolutions.com or contact us at info@broadswordsolutions.com.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

TERACORE RENEWS COMMITMENT TO CMMI

Broadsword to Assist IT Leader in Its Journey to Re-appraisal

Atlanta, GA – May 4, 2017 – Teracore, Inc. (Teracore) a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and leader in providing management and enterprise IT consulting services to the Federal Government, today announced a strategic partnership with Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword) to assist with the firm’s re-appraisal with the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI.

The CMMI is a world-class engineering process performance model developed by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and has been adopted by engineering organizations throughout the world.  At one time the CMMI was most prevalent in the Department of Defense, aerospace, and federal government sectors, but now is just as successful in manufacturing, automotive, health care and IT.

“We appreciate the fact that Broadsword is able to help us make CMMI and ISO relevant to us,” said Luis Perez, President of Teracore.  “You can either use CMMI to have a transformative experience – or use it as a certificate suitable for framing. With Broadsword, we’re on the upper end of transformation, and we look forward to continuing our CMMI journey together.”

“Teracore continues to invest in the adoption of industry-proven models and certifications for the benefit of the federal agencies they serve, and ultimately, their constituents,” said Broadsword’s President Jeff Dalton.  “Not only has Teracore made the strategic decision to seek a re-appraisal, but their executives continue to focus on the fact that the CMMI is about improving and changing the way the company behaves, so that they can deliver even more value to their customers.”

ABOUT TERACORE

Headquartered in Atlanta, GA with offices in the Washington, D.C. metro area, Teracore is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing management and enterprise IT consulting services to the Federal Government. Teracore leverages innovation, best practices, and lessons learned to improve service delivery while helping its federal clients cut costs, achieve efficiencies, and manage performance. As a small business, Teracore is flexible and able to quickly accommodate changes to scope and emerging customer requirements. Teracore has the distinction of having won and delivered 16 DHS PACTS IDIQ task orders, more than any of the other 33 prime contract holders. The firm has received the Small Business Administration Administrator’s Award for Excellence in recognition of sustained exceptional support to Federal agencies. For more information, visit http://teracore.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 has offices outside of Washington, DC, Detroit, MI and San Diego, CA and can be reached at https://broadswordsolutions.com.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

IMMERSION HOSPITALITY ACHIEVES CMMI MATURITY LEVEL THREE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Global Leader in Reservation Services for the Public Sector Improves Operational Efficiencies


MARCH 7, 2017, MEMPHIS, TN: Immersion Hospitality (Immersion) announced today it has demonstrated its commitment to increasing capability and improving operational efficiency with the achievement of Maturity Level Three in the CMMI for Development v1.3 (CMMI-DEV v1.3 ML3).

CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) is a process improvement framework for software and engineering systems developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and administered by the CMMI Institute. The model is utilized by organizations large and small across the globe to improve capabilities and performance.

Maturity Level Three indicates that when appraised, Immersion was found to be achieving a combination of specific and generic goals in a broad range of process areas. The achievement of the Level comes as a byproduct of Immersions’ partnership with Process Innovation firm Broadsword Solutions (Broadsword).

“Having our hard work rewarded with the achievement of Maturity Level Three of the CMMI shows that Immersion has taken full advantage of the operational efficiencies of the CMMI, which allows us to be better across the board, from strategy to execution.,” Immersion’s CEO, James Mays, said.  “Broadsword helped us have the right mindset going in that it would be a long, arduous process, and it was — so there were no surprises, and we appreciated that.”

Broadsword’s President, Jeff Dalton, said, “In successfully achieving the rating of CMMI ML3, Immersion continues to reinforce their position as the expert in providing consistently innovative, unique, high-tech and high-touch customer service. Their adoption of the CMMI will allow the company to deliver even more superior value to its customers.”

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 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 has offices outside of Washington, DC, Detroit, MI and San Diego, CA and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.

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

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Michelle Rauch Joins Broadsword, Expands Health Care Services Division

December 15, 2016, WATERFORD, MI – Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword) announced today that Michelle Rauch has joined the company as Senior Consultant, effective immediately.


In her capacities as President of Rauch Consulting, Senior Manager with Ernst & Young and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Ms. Rauch has over twenty years of experience assisting organizations both large and small in the health care sector achieve operational excellence. She received her degree in Management Information Systems from Oakland University, in Detroit Michigan.


As Senior Consultant with Broadsword, Ms. Rauch will focus on assisting the firm's clients using the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI. She will expand the firm's executive consulting capabilities in health care organizational performance improvement, communications, customer relations, human resources management and strategic planning.

"My career has led me to help many different organizations in health care accelerate performance while increasing their ability to respond to customers with greater agility and quality, which is the primary focus of Broadsword," Ms. Rauch said. "I look forward to applying the firm's popular AgileCMMI methodology to guide companies through a unique incremental and iterative process that improves productivity, eliminates chaos and reduces risk."

"In welcoming Michelle to our growing team, Broadsword continues to add expertise and experience to its health care services division," Broadsword's president, Jeff Dalton, said. "Michelle’s dedication to organizational performance improvement will further our mission to help our clients along the path to greatness."

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 is based outside of Detroit, MI and has offices outside of Washington, DC and San Diego, CA, and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

LIVANTA ACHIEVES CMMI MATURITY LEVEL 3

Health Care Sector Leader Increases Its Process Maturity and Organizational Capability

NOVEMBER 16, 2016, Annapolis Junction, MD – Livanta, LLC (Livanta), a provider of business process outsourcing and IT enablement, health information technology and consulting, strategic communications, program integrity, ,and data analysis services for federal and state governments, announced today that it has demonstrated its high quality software development capabilities with the award of CMMI for Development v1.3 at Maturity Level 3 (CMMI-DEV v1.3 ML3).

Maturity Level 3 indicates that, when appraised, Livanta was found to be achieving a combination of specific and generic goals in a broad range of process areas. Livanta, which is an ISO 90001 certified company, worked with Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword) and its proprietary agile CMMI Methodology to streamline the CMMI appraisal process and make it more useful. Livanta will continue in partnership with Broadsword to help Livanta align ISO and CMMI on its journey toward continuous improvement.

“Broadsword delivered on its commitment to Livanta to help us improve our capability,” said Kirk Grothe, CEO of Livanta. “We’ve been able to improve our project estimating and communication with our internal and external customers. We’ve been more reliable on our delivery timeframes, and most importantly, the quality of deliverables has increased significantly. We are able to measure and quantify what that looks like.”

“In successfully achieving a level of maturity with the CMMI, Livanta demonstrated why they are the expert in health information technology and healthcare consulting,” said Broadsword’s president, Jeff Dalton. “Their passion for being the best company they can be for their customers 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 Livanta and all of the firm’s IT capabilities, please visit www.livanta.com.

ABOUT LIVANTA, LLC

Livanta LLC, established in 2004, is a privately-held, government contracting firm headquartered in Annapolis Junction, MD. The company’s success lies within its team of knowledgeable professionals who are committed to providing excellent service and quality products. Livanta employs skilled professionals who specialize in request, receipt, imaging, formatting, and analysis of medical documentation and healthcare claims; financial and compliance audits; statistical sampling; calculating and reporting of claims payment error rates; data analysis and management; system security; IT solutions; and Medicare medical review and appeals review programs.

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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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

HighPoint Global Partners with Broadsword

Citizen Experience Company Further Demonstrates Commitment to Continuous Improvement

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016, Reston, VA – HighPoint Global (HighPoint), a provider of contact center optimization services, experience design, customer experience consulting, IT and quality assurance expertise that help government agencies elevate the citizen experience, announced today a strategic partnership with Broadsword Solutions (Broadsword).

Recognized as one of Forbes Magazine’s Most Promising Companies, HighPoint will partner with Broadsword as they pursue an additional maturity level rating using the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), the international standard of high performance for technology organizations. Broadsword will utilize its proprietary agileCMMI Methodology™ to partner with HighPoint to develop and deploy software process improvement using Agile methods. To promote continuous improvement, HighPoint has also engaged Broadsword to expand its training programs in CMMI and Agile methods.

“Continuing to advance in process improvement, with the CMMI, is a function of our growth and scalability with our government customers,” said Abby Herriman, Chief Strategy Officer of HighPoint. “Broadsword brings deep experience in the government and commercial sectors, along with a well thought-out solution and achievable timeline to make us successful in our CMMI journey as we continue to grow rapidly.”

“HighPoint continues to set the bar higher for their industry,” said Broadsword’s president, Jeff Dalton. “We look forward to partnering with them as they take an agile approach to continuous improvement across the organization, furthering their commitment to customer satisfaction.”

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 experience. With contact center optimization services, experience design, customer experience consulting, IT and quality assurance expertise, we help the government more effectively communicate with citizens. HighPoint is a privately held company founded in 2006 and headquartered in Indianapolis with offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Reston, Virginia. HighPoint has been recognized by Inc. Magazine Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Forbes Most Promising Companies, and The Washington Technology Magazine Fast 50. Highpoint has offices in Baltimore, MD, Reston, VA and Indianapolis, IN.

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 Washington, DC and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.



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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Quality Health Strategies and Broadsword Solutions Partner to Adopt Continuous Improvement Program with CMMI

QHS strives to improve performance while expanding government sector opportunities

Easton, MD—July 19, 2016—Quality Health Strategies (QHS) and Broadsword Solutions (Broadsword) today announced a strategic partnership to assist QHS pursuing its vision for continuous improvement using the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®). QHS is the parent company for Delmarva Foundation, Health Integrity, and the Quality Health Foundation, a group of organizations dedicated to creating solutions to transform health. Broadsword is a leader in performance innovation and process improvement.

CMMI is a process model that provides a clear definition of what an organization should do to promote behaviors that lead to improved performance. Initially most prevalent in the Department of Defense, aerospace, and federal government sectors, CMMI has proven successful in manufacturing, automotive, high-tech, and health care, as well as other industries. CMMI defines the elements required to build great products or deliver great services and combines them into a comprehensive model.

“Continuous improvement is a core value of QHS,” said Tom Hutchinson, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at QHS “As an ISO 9001-certified organization, we are dedicated to using CMMI to help us address every avenue for improvement and provide better service to our clients. At the same time, as we continue pursuing business in the government sector, we anticipate having the ability to qualify for more opportunities with the implementation of CMMI. We chose Broadsword for their clear vision and proven approach, which we think will help us reach our goals.”

Broadsword’s President, Jeff Dalton, said “By making the commitment to initiate a continuous improvement architecture and system based on CMMI, QHS will maintain their position as an industry leader that delivers world-class applications at a lower cost with fewer overruns, and wins more competitive business. We’re proud to be a partner in guiding QHS’ CMMI adoption, and look forward to their continued success.”

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