Thursday, July 12, 2012

CC PACE PARTNERS WITH BROADSWORD SOLUTIONS TO OFFER CMMI TRAINING

Fairfax, VA, July 13, 2012 - CC Pace Systems, Inc. (CC Pace), a leading Agile IT services provider, announced today a strategic partnership with Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), an Agile process innovation firm, to co-present "Introduction to CMMI-DEV v1.3" on September 11-13, followed by a one-day hands-on workshop, "CMMI + Scrum Learning Experience" on September 14.

The 3-day course provides attendees with a detailed overview of the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI, and the one-day workshop shows what it is like to use CMMI with Scrum, a popular project management process model.  Participating systems engineers, software developers, project managers, and process professionals will gain an understanding of how to use the CMMI to improve their Scrum or Agile implementation, and how to make CMMI work with Scrum.

"We see a definite need for this type of training, as people are trying to understand how to use CMMI in an Agile environment," CC Pace Training Coordinator Jenna Bayer said.  "Our partnership with Broadsword shows we are committed to Agile and our clients, and that we are fully aware of their needs."

"CC Pace is well known for helping clients achieve strategic outcomes by adopting Lean and Agile practices," Jeff Dalton, President of Broadsword Solutions, said.  "We are excited to join them in sharing how organizations can use CMMI to improve Agile methods, making their investment in Agile more powerful and productive."

Registration information is available at www.ccpace.com and www.broadswordsolutions.com.

ABOUT CC PACE
CC Pace is a leading provider of Agile software development, Agile training and IT consulting services.  Founded in 1980, CC Pace has performed a wide range of training and coaching services for thousands of professionals and has over thirty years of consulting experience.  Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, CC Pace is a privately held company, serving both commercial and government clients.  More information can be found at www.ccpace.com.

ABOUT BROADSWORD SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
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.  Broadsword CEO and presenter Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author, and Scrum Master with years of real-world experience with the CMMI and Scrum in all types of organizations.  Broadsword has offices in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.




Friday, July 6, 2012

CUTTIME PRODUCTIONS SECURES KEY SPONSORSHIP

Broadsword Solutions Supports Introduction of Classical Music to New Audiences

Detroit, Mi - July 6, 2012 - CutTime Productions, LLC, an artistic venture committed to connecting curious music lovers with the beauty and power of classical music, today announced their strategic partnership with Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), a new kind of engineering performance improvement firm that uses Agile methods to implement CMMI-based solutions that improve software development and organized processes.

Led by Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist Rick Robinson, CutTime Productions uses three signature ensembles and a publishing house to make classical music more accessible to the masses. Robinson has arranged over a hundred famous symphonic and classical works for these ensembles and composed several that blend classical with urban pop to refresh the genre and touch new audiences with these styles.

"With the generous support of our partner, Broadsword, we will begin to cover the startup costs of traveling the country and introducing our music and methods nationally," Robinson said. "Our long-term vision is that CutTime Productions will be a highly visible tool for orchestras, and that people - particularly young audiences - will open up to classical music."

"Like Rick, I started my career journey as a classical musician," Jeff Dalton, President of Broadsword Solutions, said. "With their ability to apply science and discipline, and layer creativity on top of it, Cut Time Productions does for classical music what Broadsword does for software engineering. We are proud to be a partner in their success."

ABOUT CUTTIME PRODUCTIONS
Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, the mission of CutTime Productions is to shift the paradigm of the orchestra establishment while articulating the surprising value of classical music to everyday Americans. More information and samples can be found at www.cuttime.com.

ABOUT BROADSWORD SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
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 www.broadswordsolutions.com.