Thursday, October 31, 2013

CMMI - Everything you Need to Know!

WATERFORD, Mich., October 29, 2013 -- Broadsword Solutions will present a free webinar called:   CMMI - Everything You Need to Know!  The webinar will be held February 14, 2014 at 1 p.m.  Register Online at http://bit.ly/1h2Pj9Q.

This two hour webinar provides you with everything you need to know to get started with the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).  It will provide systems engineers, software developers, project managers, and process professionals with a basic understanding of how to use the CMMI, a model that is the defacto standard and leading framework for software process improvement.

Our instructor is Jeff Dalton, author of the popular blog "Ask the CMMI Appraiser."  Jeff is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, Candidate SCAMPI Appraiser Observer, author, and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations.  Jeff is Chairman of the SEI's Partner Advisory Board, has taught the formal "Introduction to CMMI" three-day class to well over 1,500 students, and has conducted hundreds of CMMI appraisals.

For more information about us please visit: http://www.broadswordsolutions.com.

Contact Broadsword Solutions Corporation if you have questions about the November 13th Webinar: CMMI - Everything you Need to Know!


Jeff Dalton


Jeff Dalton is Broadsword's President, Certified Lead Appraiser, CMMI Instructor, ScrumMaster and author of "agileCMMI," Broadsword's leading methodology for incremental and iterative process improvement.  He is Chairman of the CMMI Institute's Partner Advisory Board and former President of the Great Lakes Software Process Improvement Network (GL-SPIN).  Jeff has been named the Keynote Speaker for the PMI Great Lakes 2013 Symposium.  In 2008, Jeff coined the term Process Debt to describe the crushing, over-bearing processes too many companies employ to achieve a CMMI rating.  He is a recipient of the prestigious Software Engineering Institute's SEI Member Award for Outstanding Representative for his work uniting the Agile and CMMI communities together through his popular blog "Ask the CMMI Appraiser."  He holds degrees in Music and Computer Science and builds experimental airplanes in his spare time.  You can reach Jeff at appraiser@broadswordsolutions.com


About Broadsword

Broadsword is a Process Innovation firm that helps engineering and software companies do what they do, better.  You can learn more about Broadsword at www.broadswordsolutions.com.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Broadsword Presents Agile Resiliency Webinar

BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Oct. 7, 2013 — Broadsword Solutions is presenting a free Webinar titled:  Agile Resiliency -- Scaling Agile so that it Thrives and Survives.  The Webinar will be held October 25, 1-2 p.m.  Register online at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7276611541/rss.

In every industry, IT and Software Engineering organizations are embracing agile methods to take advantage of the benefits of incremental and iterative delivery.  Large corporations and the Federal Government are increasingly directing software developers to "be agile," but business practices related to marketing, procurement, project management, and systems definition are anything but.  


These organizations all heavily outweigh software development both in budget and in influence. While more software developers are living in an agile world, the business continues to live in a waterfall.  It's not a conflict that will be easily resolved, but there is an opportunity to take control of the debate.

Agile Resiliency is about strengthening and reinforcing Agile values, methods, and techniques so that it can scale and thrive in this conflicted environment by integrating with the architectural strengths of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), a proven and widely adopted framework used to deploy a continuous improvement infrastructure.  While the CMMI has been successfully deployed for years in support of more "traditional" engineering projects, it is methodology agnostic, so its strength can also be leveraged to strengthen Agile methods.  Why not embrace both?

Jeff Dalton

Jeff Dalton is Broadsword's President, Certified Lead Appraiser, CMMI Instructor, ScrumMaster and author of "agileCMMI," Broadsword's leading methodology for incremental and iterative process improvement.  He is Chairman of the CMMI Institute's Partner Advisory Board and President of the Great Lakes Software Process Improvement Network (GL-SPIN).  Jeff has been named the Keynote Speaker for the PMI Great Lakes 2013 Symposium.  In 2008, Jeff coined the term Process Debt to describe the crushing over-bearing processes too many companies employ to achieve a CMMI rating.  He is a recipient of the prestigious Software Engineering Institute's SEI Member Award for Outstanding Representative for his work uniting the Agile and CMMI communities together through his popular blog "Ask the CMMI Appraiser."  He holds degrees in Music and Computer Science and builds experimental airplanes in his spare time.  You can reach Jeff at appraiser@broadswordsolutions.com.


About Broadsword

Broadsword is a Process Innovation firm that helps engineering and software companies do what they do, better.  You can learn more about Broadsword at www.broadswordsolutions.com.