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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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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