Monday, March 30, 2015


Waterfall Organizations with CMMI ML2 or ML3 Ratings Gain the Advantages of Agile

WATERFORD, MI, March 30, 2015 – Today Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), a performance innovation company, announced that it has expanded capacity to make its solutions available to more companies, starting with an Agile Transformation offering for organizations using more traditional “Waterfall” methods for software development.  Now, organizations that have been appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 2 or 3 using the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration can more easily “go Agile” while preserving their investment in CMMI and traditional methodologies.

CMMI is a world-class behavioral model for engineering performance improvement that was developed at Carnegie Mellon University.  Broadsword pioneered the AgileCMMI approach for improving software development and organizational processes, using agile methods to implement CMMI-based solutions.  With AgileCMMI, organizations can safely transition from Waterfall to Agile methods, without disrupting their business.

"Agile Transformation is about organizations adopting new values and behaviors that help teams become more agile,” said Broadsword’s president, Jeff Dalton.  “The really neat thing about CMMI is that, since both CMMI and Agile are frameworks for improving product quality and delivery, CMMI is very effective at guiding and improving a company’s transformation to Agile methods. This means you can get even more out of your investment in CMMI while using its guidance to ‘go Agile’.”

Broadsword is celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary by expanding its ability to drive high-performance engineering to more companies, using its AgileCMMI methodology in collaborative consulting, coaching and training solutions, including the Agile Resiliency Architecture (ARA), Multi-Model Improvement (MMI), and CMMIxs (“extra small”) for firms under 25 people, along with its newly expanded Agile Transformation offering.

“There are many reasons that a CMMI Level 2 or Level 3 company might want to adopt an Agile approach,” said Broadsword’s Director of Strategic Solutions, Tim Zeller.  “They may want to deliver solutions more rapidly, get products to market faster or retain employees who want to work for a great Agile organization. We’re excited to have expanded our capacity to help more companies reach their Agile Transformation goal.”

Anyone interested in learning more is invited to sign up for the newest Webinar in our “Everything You NEED to Know” Series: “Agile Transformation!


Broadsword is a CMMI Institute 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 ADNET, Boeing, Chrysler, Agilex, and L3 Communications, Broadsword has a proven record of success throughout North America and the world.

Broadsword is based in southeastern Michigan and can be reached at