Saturday, January 19, 2013

CutTime Productions Has Key Sponsorship Renewed

Broadsword Extends Its Support for the Introduction of Classical Music to New Audiences

Detroit, MD - January 16, 2013 - CutTime Productions, LLC, an artistic venture committed to connecting curious music lovers with the beauty and power of classical music, today announced the extension of their strategic partnership with Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), an engineering strategy and performance improvement firm that uses Agile methods to implement CMMI-based solutions that improve software development and organized processes.

Led by former-Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist Rick Robinson, CutTime Productions uses two 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.

"On behalf of curious music-lovers, particularly young people who haven't learned to appreciate the beauty and power of classical music, we are grateful for the continued generosity of our partner, Broadsword," Robinson said.  "Broadsword's support helps CutTime Productions reach more audiences nationally with our music and methods, encouraging a wider variety of listeners to open up to classical music."

"For CutTime Productions, music is about engineering the craft, using science and discipline along with creativity to synthesize something new," Jeff Dalton, President of Broadsword, said.  "In that sense, CutTime Productions does for classical music what Broadsword does for software engineering.  We are proud to continue to be a partner in their success."

ABOUT CUTTIME PRODUCTIONS
Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, CutTime Productions is on a mission 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 a Process Innovation firm that is the leader in using Agile and Lean methods to drive high-performance engineering using their AgileCMMI methodology and collaborative CMMI consulting and coaching solutions.  Working with great clients like Rockwell Collins, NASA, Boeing Chrysler, Compuware, and L3 Communications, Broadsword is an SEI Partner and CMMI Institute Partner.  Broadsword's methods and success are proven throughout North America and the world.

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

Friday, January 11, 2013

CMMI Training in Fairfax, Virginia, Feb 11-13

Broadsword, in Partnership with CC Pace, Presents "Introduction to CMMI-DEV v1.3"

Fairfax, VA -- Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), an Agile process innovation firm with offices in Bethesda, Md., and CC Pace, a Fairfax, Va.-based Agile IT Services firm, are pleased to announce a joint presentation of "Introduction to CMMI-DEV v1.3" in Fairfax, Va., February 11-13, 2013.  This 3-day CMMI training course provides attendees with a detailed overview of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), the leading framework for improving software development and engineering performance. Completion of this course is recommended for anyone with an interest in software process improvement and engineering strategy, and is required for those who wish to participate in a CMMI SCAMPI Appraisal, those who wish to enroll in Intermediate Concepts of CMMI, and those who wish to undergo CMMI SCAMPI Lead Appraisal training or CMMI Instructor training. The instructor is Jeff Dalton, a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author, and CMMI consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Click to register for "Introduction to CMMI-DEV v1.3."

ABOUT BROADSWORD
Broadsword is an SEI and CMMI Institute Partner and organizational performance improvement 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 serves clients throughout North America with offices in Washington, DC, Detroit, MI, and San Diego, CA. They can be reached at 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 30 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.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Thank you for another great year!



Dear Friends of Broadsword,

Thank YOU for making 2012 the BEST year ever for our company.  We continue to grow every year, helping engineering and technology organizations be the best that they can be.

This year we've added another new consultant and won new business in Hong Kong, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Washington, Virginia, and Maryland.

We're jumping right in for 2013 with new clients in the automotive industry - Detroit is BACK!

Happy New Year, and thank you for allowing us to be part of your success!

Jeff, Patty, Laura, Cathy, Julie, Tim, Jon, and Rob.



ABOUT BROADSWORD SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

Broadsword is an SEI and CMMI Institute Partner and organizational performance improvement 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 serves clients throughout North America with offices in Washington, DC, Detroit, MI and San Diego, CA.  They can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.