Thursday, January 19, 2012

Broadsword forms strategic relationship with MetroStar

19 January 2012

RESTON, VA – MetroStar Systems (MetroStar) – a trusted information technology company providing innovative solutions for today’s business challenges by advancing technology daily – and Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), pioneers of the leading methodology for incremental and iterative process improvement, today announced a strategic partnership to assist MetroStar in adopting a plan for continuous improvement, using the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Capabilities Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI.

Broadsword will apply its agileCMMI Methodology to help MetroStar’s agile developers communicate in a common language and adopt a more consistent development approach. MetroStar intends to optimize Broadsword’s end-to-end solutions, from training to SCAMPI-C to SCAMPI-A appraisals.

“Broadsword has a philosophical approach that’s more aligned with the type of organization we are,” said MetroStar CEO Ali Reza Manouchehri. “Another huge advantage that Broadsword brought to the table was that Broadsword has actually helped various organizations achieve CMMI level ratings with agile experience. There were no others that had experience of Broadword that could come in and speak agile/Scrum language with our developers.”

Broadsword’s president, Jeff Dalton, said, “MetroStar understands that its culture of agile development is one of its great competitive differentiators. In order to continue delivering exceptional value to its customers, MetroStar has decided not to change the framework that works for the organization, but to take the individual Scrum elements involved and make them more robust. We look forward to applying our agileCMMI and Scrum-based approach to process improvement solutions to help MetroStar reach their ambitious goals.”

About MetroStar

For the past ten years, MetroStar Systems, has transformed from a small start-up into one of America's Fastest Growing Companies (2009), ranked no. 562 by Inc. Magazine with a three-year sales growth of 481.4%. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, MetroStar Systems(TM) is a Small Business Administration-certified 8(a) firm that provides its clients with agile, collaborative solutions designed to integrate people, processes, technology, and learning across an organization and its geographic boundaries. For additional information, please visit:

About Broadsword

Broadsword is an SEI 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.

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

Contact Jeff Dalton

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