Monday, May 18, 2015


Organizations in Auto Industry Use MMI to Align Frameworks and Methodologies

DETROIT, MI, May 18, 2015 – Today Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), a performance innovation company, announced that it has expanded capacity to help organizations that have been hindered by a poor integration of popular frameworks and methodologies such as the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), ISO/TS and Auto SPICE.  Now, organizations in the automotive industry can more easily align, streamline and combine these frameworks and methods innovatively for greater results, with Broadsword’s Multi-Model Improvement (MMI) solution.

CMMI is a world-class behavioral model for engineering performance improvement that was developed at Carnegie Mellon University.  In using agile methods to implement CMMI-based solutions, Broadsword pioneered the AgileCMMI approach for improving software development and organizational processes.  MMI is another way Broadsword helps auto industry organizations that have been appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 2 or 3 strengthen the way they do business.

"Multi-Model Improvement is about improving and changing the way your company behaves,” said Broadsword’s president, Jeff Dalton.  “Because our MMI consultants understand the complexity of culture change – and have the skills to help your organization set goals, communicate and solve problems – we help you transform in a positive way, so that you can improve performance, build stronger products and have happier employees and customers.”

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

“Taking a multi-model improvement approach can help alleviate a lot of problems in the auto industry caused by a poor integration of ISO/TS, CMMI and Auto SPICE,” said Ross Timmerman, Senior Consultant with Broadsword.  “MMI helps you improve requirements churn and volatility, meet schedule and budget, and better perform the work you do every day.”
For more information about MMI, the latest free Webinar in Broadsword’s “Everything You Need to Know” Series, “Multi-Model Improvement!” premiers on Wednesday, May 19, 2015 at noon EDT.  Anyone interested may register for the webinar here.


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