Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Dalton to Present on Process Innovation at GL-SPIN

Waterford, MI—December 1, 2014 – The Great Lakes Software Process Improvement Network (GL-SPIN) will feature Jeff Dalton, President of Broadsword Solutions, at its December 11 GL-SPIN meeting in Royal Oak, MI.  Dalton’s topic, “Process Innovation at the Speed of Life,” explores the true meaning of “process improvement” and the science behind constant change, as well as the resistance that inevitably accompanies it.

“Most process improvement programs fail – but not for the reasons you might think,” said Dalton. “Engineers and project managers want to improve, they just don’t want low-value “improvements” that bury them in paper and overhead that make their work harder, not easier.”

Dalton will present an agile, object-oriented architecture for performance improvement that resonates with software teams, and gives organizations the best chance to succeed with their process improvement program.

Date: Thursday, December 11th, 2014.
Location: The Bastone Brewery and Eatery, 419 South Main Street Royal Oak, MI 48067

Please RSVP “I Will Attend” to glspin97@gmail.com


Dalton is a certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, CMMI Instructor, and SCAMPI Candidate Observer.  He is President of Broadsword, a management consulting firm, an author, and consultant with over twenty-five years of technology and software process improvement experience.

He is the author of the popular blog “Ask the CMMI Appraiser” where he answers questions on topics related to agile methods, CMMI, and SCAMPI.  He is co-author of the SEI Publication “CMMI or Agile: why not embrace both?!” and is the creator of “AgileCMMI,” an iterative and incremental approach to process improvement based on the CMMI.  His software engineering and process improvement career spans over two decades with companies including Electronic Data Systems, Ernst & Young, Hewlett-Packard, and Intellicorp.

Dalton is a sought-after conference and event speaker who has appeared as a keynote at QUEST 2014, SEPG 2014: The CMMI Conference, Project Management Institute (PMI) Spring Symposium, and the International Conference on CMMI in Lima, Peru.  He is also a regular speaker at Agile Development West, Better Software East, Agile Processes and Tools, International Conference on CMMI, aSEPG Europe, and the International Conference on Software Quality (ICSQ-ASQ).  He is an author and thought leader in Performance Innovation, CMMI, Performance Improvement, Software Development, and Agile Methods.