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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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Raydon Corporation Achieves CMMI Maturity Level Three

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Port Orange, FL (July 22, 2015) – Today, Raydon Corporation (Raydon), a world leader in simulation training to the U.S. Military, confirmed its high quality software and hardware development capabilities 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), working closely with industry, academia, US defence and US government organizations.

Maturity Level Three indicates that when appraised, Raydon was found to be achieving a combination of specific and generic goals in a broad range of process areas.

“Raydon's core strategic goals of developing and delivering the most relevant and measurably effective Virtual Training at the lowest cost per training hour are executed through agileCMMI. The increased operating efficiency will continue to drive up the company's revenue per employee while providing a tight scalable process across many better aligned company functions,” said Mike Vollmar, CEO of Raydon.

Raydon worked with Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword) to apply its agileCMMI Methodology to streamline the CMMI appraisal process, making the process more useful and efficient. The partnership enabled Raydon to add more rigor and measurements to its processes, in support of making better decisions and better serving its clients.

Broadsword’s President, Jeff Dalton, said, “By successfully adopting CMMI as a framework for performance improvement, and achieving a CMMI Maturity Level Three Rating, Raydon has demonstrated their credentials as a leading provider of high quality training systems and services.”

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™, Conduct of Fire Trainers for Tanks & Bradley’s, Route Clearance, Stryker 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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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Get CMMI Maturity Levels for a Small Business with CMMIxs


Fortunately, Broadsword Solutions can offer a solution to that. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the company is offering the CMMIxs—a streamlined subscription service aimed at helping smaller companies easily meet the ideal CMMI maturity levels for a small business, not to mention get into a better situation for a merger. A CMMI Level 2 or 3 can be achieved with the CMMIxs much easier and more affordably, as well as the distinction of being in the “CMMI Club.” Offered from April 15 to June 15, 2015 ONLY, the CMMIxs subscription is up for grabs. So seize the opportunity and improve those chances for that coveted merger today!
http://cmmixs.com/get-cmmi-maturity-levels-for-a-small-business-with-cmmixs/

Monday, May 18, 2015

BROADSWORD EXPANDS MULTI-MODEL IMPROVEMENT SERVICE

Organizations in Auto Industry Use MMI to Align Frameworks and Methodologies

DETROIT, MI, May 18, 2015 – Today Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), a performance innovation company, announced that it has expanded capacity to help organizations that have been hindered by a poor integration of popular frameworks and methodologies such as the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), ISO/TS and Auto SPICE.  Now, organizations in the automotive industry can more easily align, streamline and combine these frameworks and methods innovatively for greater results, with Broadsword’s Multi-Model Improvement (MMI) solution.

CMMI is a world-class behavioral model for engineering performance improvement that was developed at Carnegie Mellon University.  In using agile methods to implement CMMI-based solutions, Broadsword pioneered the AgileCMMI approach for improving software development and organizational processes.  MMI is another way Broadsword helps auto industry organizations that have been appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 2 or 3 strengthen the way they do business.

"Multi-Model Improvement is about improving and changing the way your company behaves,” said Broadsword’s president, Jeff Dalton.  “Because our MMI consultants understand the complexity of culture change – and have the skills to help your organization set goals, communicate and solve problems – we help you transform in a positive way, so that you can improve performance, build stronger products and have happier employees and customers.”

Broadsword is celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary by expanding its ability to drive high-performance engineering to more companies.  The firm is using its AgileCMMI methodology in more collaborative consulting, coaching and training solutions, including the Agile Resiliency Architecture (ARA), Agile Transformation, and CMMIxs (“extra small”) for firms under 25 people, along with its newly expanded MMI offering.

“Taking a multi-model improvement approach can help alleviate a lot of problems in the auto industry caused by a poor integration of ISO/TS, CMMI and Auto SPICE,” said Ross Timmerman, Senior Consultant with Broadsword.  “MMI helps you improve requirements churn and volatility, meet schedule and budget, and better perform the work you do every day.”
For more information about MMI, the latest free Webinar in Broadsword’s “Everything You Need to Know” Series, “Multi-Model Improvement!” premiers on Wednesday, May 19, 2015 at noon EDT.  Anyone interested may register for the webinar here.

ABOUT BROADSWORD SOLUTIONS CORPORATION 


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 ADNET, Boeing, Chrysler, Agilex, and L3 Communications, Broadsword has a proven record of success throughout North America and the world.

Broadsword is based in southeastern Michigan and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.



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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BROADSWORD ANNOUNCES “EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW” WEBINAR SERIES

Software engineers learn to solve costly business problems using today’s most popular methodologies and frameworks

WATERFORD, MI, May 6, 2015 – Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), a performance innovation company, announced today it will host a series of free webinars this month, focused on helping software and engineering professionals get the most out of the leading methodologies and frameworks (Scrum, Extreme Programming, CMMI, A-SPICE, ISO9001) and combine them innovatively for greater results.  “Everything You Need to Know” webinars will be led by Broadsword experts who will share leading practices and insights that attendees can use immediately to increase customer satisfaction, reduce costs and improve organizational performance.  The webinar series is open to organizations of all sizes nationwide.

“Today there is tremendous pressure on IT and engineering firms to improve performance using specific evidence-based frameworks, which often leads to a counterproductive certification-mindset,” said Jeff Dalton, President of Broadsword.  “Webinar attendees will learn a new approach to process and performance improvement that will help them satisfy their customers’ requirements while receiving all of the benefits these frameworks and methodologies were intended to provide, including helping you build higher quality products, have faster delivery, and get predictable, repeatable results.”

Founded in 2005, Broadsword is celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary by expanding its ability to drive high-performance engineering to more companies.  With the release of the “Everything You Need to Know” Webinar series, more learning opportunities will be available to more people, wherever they are in their career journey.

Engineering and software professionals interested in learning more about solving costly business problems with innovative process and performance improvement strategies, models and frameworks are invited to sign up for a webinar in Broadsword’s “Everything You Need to Know” series.

Upcoming webinars this month include:

May 13th – “Everything You Need to Know: Agile Transformation!”

May 19th – “Everything You Need to Know: Multi-Model Improvement!”

May 21st -- “Everything You Need to Know: CMMI for Extra-Small Companies!”

May 26th – “Everything You Need to Know: CMMI!”

To sign up, visit www.broadswordsolutions.com

ABOUT BROADSWORD SOLUTIONS CORPORATION 


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, 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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Thursday, April 23, 2015

BROADSWORD ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF CMMIxs

Innovative Product Helps “Extra-Small” Firms Achieve CMMI Ratings Affordably

WATERFORD, MI, April 23, 2015 – Today Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), a performance innovation company, announced that it has released CMMIxs (www.cmmixs.com), a subscription-based product designed to help emerging or “extra-small” IT and engineering firms compete for lucrative, multi-year contracts from large buyers like the federal government that require or recommend a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) rating.

CMMI is a world-class behavioral model for engineering performance improvement that was developed at Carnegie Mellon University.  Large buyers use CMMI Ratings as a tool to differentiate among the most qualified suppliers.  Until now, some companies with under 25 employees have been blocked from bidding due to the high cost, complexity and time commitment of adopting the CMMI with traditional methods.

"For many extra-small companies, the road to achieving a CMMI Level 2 or CMMI Level 3 seems too complex, expensive and time-consuming,” said Broadsword’s president, Jeff Dalton.  “Others small firms are looking for ways to better position themselves for acquisition or merger.  CMMIxs helps them overcome the barriers.”

Broadsword is celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary by expanding its ability to drive high-performance engineering to more companies, using its AgileCMMI methodology in collaborative consulting, coaching and training solutions, including the Agile Resiliency Architecture (ARA), Multi-Model Improvement (MMI), and its newly expanded Agile Transformation offering.  With the release of CMMIxs, Broadsword is able to impact a previously under-served segment of the industry.

“Built around virtual tools and flexible timing, CMMIxs is made available on-demand whenever companies need it,” said Broadsword’s Director of Consulting, Julie Calfin.  “It’s exciting to help them take advantage of our video and webinar technology, online collaboration tools, and our proprietary CMMI Accelerator Tool Kit to get them started with CMMI success.  We expect great things from our CMMIxs clients!”

Engineering and software professionals interested learning more are invited to visit the website (www.cmmixs.com) or participate in the most recent webinar in Broadsword’s “Everything You Need to Know” series: “CMMI for Extra-Small Companies.”

ABOUT BROADSWORD SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

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 ADNET, Boeing, Chrysler, Agilex, and L3 Communications, Broadsword has a proven record of success throughout North America and the world.

Broadsword is based in southeastern Michigan and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.





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Monday, March 30, 2015

BROADSWORD EXPANDS “AGILE TRANSFORMATION” SERVICE

Waterfall Organizations with CMMI ML2 or ML3 Ratings Gain the Advantages of Agile

WATERFORD, MI, March 30, 2015 – Today Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), a performance innovation company, announced that it has expanded capacity to make its solutions available to more companies, starting with an Agile Transformation offering for organizations using more traditional “Waterfall” methods for software development.  Now, organizations that have been appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 2 or 3 using the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration can more easily “go Agile” while preserving their investment in CMMI and traditional methodologies.

CMMI is a world-class behavioral model for engineering performance improvement that was developed at Carnegie Mellon University.  Broadsword pioneered the AgileCMMI approach for improving software development and organizational processes, using agile methods to implement CMMI-based solutions.  With AgileCMMI, organizations can safely transition from Waterfall to Agile methods, without disrupting their business.

"Agile Transformation is about organizations adopting new values and behaviors that help teams become more agile,” said Broadsword’s president, Jeff Dalton.  “The really neat thing about CMMI is that, since both CMMI and Agile are frameworks for improving product quality and delivery, CMMI is very effective at guiding and improving a company’s transformation to Agile methods. This means you can get even more out of your investment in CMMI while using its guidance to ‘go Agile’.”

Broadsword is celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary by expanding its ability to drive high-performance engineering to more companies, using its AgileCMMI methodology in collaborative consulting, coaching and training solutions, including the Agile Resiliency Architecture (ARA), Multi-Model Improvement (MMI), and CMMIxs (“extra small”) for firms under 25 people, along with its newly expanded Agile Transformation offering.

“There are many reasons that a CMMI Level 2 or Level 3 company might want to adopt an Agile approach,” said Broadsword’s Director of Strategic Solutions, Tim Zeller.  “They may want to deliver solutions more rapidly, get products to market faster or retain employees who want to work for a great Agile organization. We’re excited to have expanded our capacity to help more companies reach their Agile Transformation goal.”

Anyone interested in learning more is invited to sign up for the newest Webinar in our “Everything You NEED to Know” Series: “Agile Transformation!

ABOUT BROADSWORD SOLUTIONS CORPORATION 


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 ADNET, Boeing, Chrysler, Agilex, and L3 Communications, Broadsword has a proven record of success throughout North America and the world.

Broadsword is based in southeastern Michigan and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.



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