Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Six Speakers to Reveal Strategies, Techniques and Case Studies on Using CMMI, Agile and Performance Improvement Methods to Build Capability

DETROIT, MI, May 12, 2017 – Broadsword Solutions (Broadsword), an Organizational Performance Innovation firm, announced today that six speakers from Broadsword have been selected to present a total of eight presentations on achieving performance innovation and process improvement results at Capability Counts 2017.  The conference takes place on May 16-17 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Hosted by the CMMI Institute, Capability Counts is the premier, global conference series on building capability through software and systems process management.  Software and engineering professionals from all over the world gather at the annual event to explore using the CMMI to improve performance and increase capability through first-person case studies, interactive workshops and powerful presentations.

Jeff Dalton, president of Broadsword, will deliver a Featured Presentation, “Stability, Agility, and The Capable Organization,” a vision for helping organizations introduce stability and increase capability by taking advantage of CMMI and agile methods for a lighter, leaner approach to solving business problems, using the CMMI as a framework for guiding their success.

"Agility is important, but it’s not enough.  In order to compete we also have to build engineering, project management, and leadership capability so our teams can achieve the stability they need to perform. " Mr. Dalton said.

In a subsequent presentation designed for software and engineering executives who are seeking to transform the way they run their organizations, Mr. Dalton is delivering, “Holacracy  and CMMI – Abolish Hierarchy to Radically Change Your Organization.”

Other presentations by Broadsword speakers at Capability Counts 2017 include:

  • Ross Timmerman: “Gamers’ Alley” (2 Sessions)
  • Julie Calfin: “The Great Service Multiplier - How Our Consulting Firm Doubled Revenues and Reduced Costs by Implementing CMMI-SVC”
  • Laura Adkins: “The Buy-In Effect – How Getting Alignment Can Get Your CMMI Adoption UnStuck”
  • Tim Zeller: “Agile Performance Management”
  • Cathy Henderson: “20 Days to SCAMPI A – How to get to the Finish Line and Keep Your Sanity”

Engineering and software professionals interested in attending Capability Counts 2017 are invited to register for the event at:


Broadsword is a CMMI Institute Partner and Performance 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.  Adopted by great clients like Rockwell Collins, Nationwide, Boeing, Chrysler, Compuware and L-3 Communications, Broadsword’s methods and successes are proven throughout North America and the world. Broadsword is based in southeastern Michigan.  For more information, visit or contact us at