Monday, June 4, 2018

Qlarant Embraces Opportunity to Learn about Improving Agile Performance

Not-for-Profit Leader Participates in the “Agile Scrum Learning Experience” from Broadsword


JUNE 4, 2018, EASTON, MD – Qlarant (Qlarant) – a not-for-profit leader in improving the quality and performance of our nation’s most important programs in health, human services, government and insurance and financial services – announced that the Qlarant IT staff has explored the agile software development process during a two-day training session, conducted by Broadsword Solutions (Broadsword) on April 26-27, 2018. The staff participated in hands-on training exercises in Agile and Scrum software development processes. Tim Zeller, Director of Strategic Solutions for Broadsword, provided the instruction.



Broadsword, a process improvement and performance innovation training and consulting firm, and the world-leader in using Agile and Lean methods to drive high-performance engineering, developed the “Agile Scrum Learning Experience” to help the Qlarant development team learn about agile values, framework, and techniques. The team also learned what it takes to be a Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, or Team Member on an Agile team.

During the experiential class, Qlarant practiced user stories, planning poker and other techniques, where they learned by doing, not lecture. In the end, they were prepared to sit for the Professional Scrum Master or Professional Scrum Product Owner certification exams as well as apply the Agile methodology and values to their own projects to increase performance and deliver the highest level of software quality to their customers.

“It was entertaining as well as informative,” said Qlarant systems analyst Dylan Robinson. “I think when you work together in a project as a team to achieve a goal, it becomes a more valuable lesson – one that you are more likely to remember than just a lecture.”

“Qlarant’s commitment to Agile training is a great indicator of their desire to be even more of a trusted, strategic partner to their customers,” said Jeff Dalton, President of Broadsword. “We’re proud to support Qlarant’s mission.”

ABOUT QLARANT

Qlarant is a not-for-profit nationally respected leader in fighting fraud, waste & abuse, improving program quality, and optimizing performance. The company uses subject matter experts and innovative data sciences and technology to help organizations see risks, solve problems, and seize opportunities. Solutions are customized for health and human services organizations, government agencies, and financial and insurance companies. The Qlarant Foundation is the mission arm of the organization and provides grants to services provided in underserved communities. Qlarant employs nearly 500 people and has a 45-year record of accomplishment improving the performance of some of the Nation’s most important programs. www.qlarant.com.

ABOUT BROADSWORD SOLUTIONS CORPORATION

Broadsword is a Process Innovation firm and CMMI Institute Partner that is the world-leader in using Agile and Lean methods to drive high-performance engineering using their AgileCMMI methodology and collaborative consulting, coaching and CMMI training 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 outside of Detroit, MI and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com.

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