Monday, March 30, 2015

BROADSWORD EXPANDS “AGILE TRANSFORMATION” SERVICE

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!

ABOUT BROADSWORD SOLUTIONS CORPORATION 


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 www.broadswordsolutions.com.



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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

BROADSWORD DELIVERS 50TH SUCCESSFUL CMMI APPRAISAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BROADSWORD DELIVERS 50TH SUCCESSFUL CMMI APPRAISAL

ADNET Systems Achieves CMMI Maturity Level 3 Rating

WATERFORD, MI, March 2, 2015 – Today Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), a performance innovation company, announced that it has led its 50th successful CMMI appraisal.  ADNET Systems (ADNET) – a provider of science, engineering, and information technology solutions – has been re-appraised as Maturity Level 3 (ML3) with the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI.

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.

“For many years, Broadsword has been our trusted partner because they understand software and business and how to relate the CMMI model to what we are doing,” said Dave Morris, Program and Operations Manager with ADNET.  “The impact of having our successful CMMI ML3 appraisal means higher quality products, and an improved ability to serve our federal agency customers.”

“ADNET was our first appraisal client back in 2006, and we’ve done multiple appraisals together since then,” said Broadsword’s president, Jeff Dalton, who is one of 419 Certified Lead Appraisers worldwide.  “It’s a testament to ADNET’s passion for continuous improvement that they were our first and 50th client to complete a successful SCAMPI A appraisal!”

The year 2015 has ushered in many milestones for Broadsword, including:

10th year in business
50th successful CMMI appraisal
100th CMMI class delivered

The company 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), Agile Transformation, and CMMIxs (“extra small”) for firms under 25 people, to name a few.

ABOUT ADNET

ADNET Systems, Inc. is an award winning Federal contractor providing science, engineering, and information technology solutions. The company provides its customers with service excellence through comprehensive and cost-effective delivery, reliable operations, and innovative solutions. Founded in 1991, ADNET has earned numerous awards and accolades, including being recognized as NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Small-Business Contractor of the Year in both 2008 and 2009. In addition, ADNET was the Goddard Small Business nominee for the NASA-wide George M. Low Quality and Excellence Award in 2009 and 2011.

For more information about ADNET Systems and their SESDA work, visit www.adnet-sys.com/ and the SESDA Web page: www.SESDA3.com

ABOUT BROADSWORD SOLUTIONS CORPORATION 

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’s success is proven throughout North America and the world.

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

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