Thursday, September 29, 2011

Broadsword President to speak at the Dayton SPIN - November 17th

Scrum+CMMI: Power Partners in Product Development” – Jeff Dalton

Everywhere we look, agile methods are taking hold. Whether it is Scrum or XP, Spiral or Crystal, we are all starting to see the positive effects that Agile methods are having on our work. But it's not all good news. Many "agile" shops are not getting anything close to the results they were hoping for. Management still waits for information and makes decisions based on perception. Projects are still late and over budget. People are not trained, and the same mistakes are being made time and time again. But there is an answer. 

The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), the leading framework for continuous improvement can ALSO be used to improve Agile methods! CMMI is fully compatible with Scrum and XP, and it fills in the blanks in a way that makes the investment in agile both powerful and productive. 


Jeff Dalton is Broadsword’s President, Certified Lead Appraiser, CMMI Instructor, ScrumMaster and author of “agileCMMI,” Broadsword’s leading methodology for incremental and iterative process improvement. He is Chairman of the SEI’s Partner Advisory Board and President of the Great Lakes Software Process Improvement Network (GL-SPIN). He holds degrees in Music and Computer Science and builds experimental airplanes in his spare time. 

November 17, 2011

For more information go to the Dayton SPIN site at:

Broadsword Announces new CMMI Training in November

CMMI Version 1.3 is here!  Be among the first to attend this great class!

Earn 24 PDU's for your PMI certification!
This 3-day SEI Authorized CMMI Training course provides attendees with a detailed overview of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).  It provides systems engineers, software developers, project managers, and process professionals with an understanding of how to use the CMMI, a model that is the defacto standard and leading framework for software process improvement.
Your instructor is Jeff Dalton, a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, Candidate SCAMPI Appraiser Observer, author, and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations.  Jeff has taught this class to well over 1000 students and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.
Completion of this course is recommended for anyone with an interest in improving software and engineering product development processes, and is required for those who wish to participate in a CMMI SCAMPI Appraisal, those who wish to enroll in Intermediate Concepts of CMMI, and those who wish to undergo CMMI SCAMPI Lead Appraiser training or CMMI Instructor training.      

When:       November 2nd-4th, 2011 /  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1:00PM on the 4th)
Where:      Troy, MI
                 Central Michigan University
                 1650 Research Drive
                 Troy, MI 48083
Size:          Maximum of 20 (register early!)
Tuition:     $1300 (that's more than 30% off!)

If you need to register using a Purchase Order please call 248.341.3367 or email

Bonus Content!  You won't get this from anyone else!
In addition to the SEI Authorized course material, your instructor will present two Broadsword exclusive course modules.  These modules have proven to be the highlight of the course and are only offered by Broadsword:
  • The Secrets of SCAMPI Appraisals
A survey of the SCAMPI Appraisal method and a look inside an actual CMMI SCAMPI Appraisal
  • Agile CMMI: Process Innovation at the Speed of Life
A discussion about the compatibility of CMMI with Agile computing methods and how to apply process maturity in an agile setting
What's include with this course?                                                          
  • Three day v1.3 SEI authorized course
  • SEI Authorized training materials
  • Broadsword exclusive training materials
  • Course completion certificate provided by the SEI
  • A copy of CMMI: Guidelines for Process Integration and Product Improvement
  • Breakfast and lunch all three days
  • Carnegie-Mellon University Continuing Education Units or 24 PMI PDUs
  • CMMI v1.3 quick-reference card
  • CMMI v1.3 Reference Poster
If you have questions please email us at or call us at 248.341.3367 and we would be happy to assist you.
For more information about us please visit:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Broadsword forms strategic partnership with Movimento Group

14 September 2011
PLYMOUTH/MICHGAN:  Movimento Group—known as the “Go-To” company for control system diagnostic products and services—and Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword) today announced a strategic partnership to assist Movimento in radically accelerating engineering performance using the Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI.

The CMMI is a world-class engineering process performance model developed by the SEI at Carnegie Mellon University and has been adopted by engineering organizations throughout the world.  At one time the CMMI was most prevalent in the Department of Defense, aerospace, and federal government sectors, but now is just as successful in manufacturing, automotive, high-tech, and health care. 

“Broadsword’s unique combination of skills, expertise, and tools are exactly what we need to move to the next level as a company.  CMMI is key to our future growth and strength as a software company and we are confident that this strategic partnership will help us continue delivering outstanding customer experiences” said Justin Schroeder, Movimento Chief Technology Officer.

Broadsword’s President, Jeff Dalton, said "Movimento’s extraordinary commitment to initiate a continuous improvement architecture and system based on the CMMI identifies them as one of the leading engineering organizations in the world.  Their approach will accelerate performance while allowing them to respond to customers with increased agility and quality."

About Movimento Group: 
A technology driven company, Movimento is the world’s leader in vehicle and systems knowledge management, software updates and information products and services.

The Movimento Secure Cloud System changes the way OEMs deal with increased electrical hardware and software complexity throughout the product life cycle. The use of Movimento’s Secure Cloud System improves software robustness from anywhere in the world.

Movimento’s key customers include transportation OEMs and their supply chain as well as non-transportation product manufacturers. Movimento is a global company with offices in North America and Europe providing service and support to virtually any location, worldwide.

For more information, visit Movimento Group’s global website at

About Broadsword Solutions Corporation: 
Broadsword is an SEI 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 Rockwell Collins, NASA, Boeing, Chrysler, Compuware, and L3 Communications, Broadsword’s methods and success is proven throughout North America and the world.

Broadsword is based in southeastern Michigan and can be reached at


Contact: Jeff Dalton

Phone +1 248-341-3367 or

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Yes, we're hiring!

Can you answer YES to all of these questions?

Are you a sales professional who enjoys researching and prospecting to uncover new clients?

Do you take pride in your ability to make connections with people, enroll their commitment and buy-in to provide solutions that drive results?

Do you enjoy a fast-paced, results oriented, team environment requiring multi-tasking and attention to detail?

If you can, then we have the position for you!

We are Broadsword Solutions Corporation and we are an industry leader in helping engineering and software organizations do what they do, better!   We use the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and our AgileCMMI methodology to guide our clients through a unique incremental and iterative process that improves productivity, eliminates chaos, and reduces risk.  We are a trusted partner to leaders of engineering and technology organizations in the federal government, aerospace and automotive industries.  We are dedicated to applying our advice, solutions and tools to help our clients along the path to greatness.  Check us out at

We have a position to join our team as a Sales Associate.  You will be researching and prospecting new clients who are not yet familiar with Broadsword.

The successful Sales Associate will achieve the following:

Network with existing contacts and attend industry conferences to identify potential new clients

Research companies in the federal government, aerospace and automotive, and manufacturing industries

Prospect companies unfamiliar with Broadsword, CMMI, and AgileCMMI

Sell new client special solution offerings

Work with entire sales team to successfully bring on new clients

Successful candidates will bring the following:

Bachelor degree

Minimum 3 years of direct sales experience

Background in technology, engineering or process systems

Ability to comfortably communicate and interact with executive level leaders

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Strong teamwork skills

Detail oriented

Here is what you can expect in return as a Sales Associate:

Competitive base salary plus commission

Opportunity to work for a successful, rapidly growing, family oriented company

Benefits package including medical, dental, 401K with matching and paid vacation and holidays

If you are ready for the challenge and reward of our position, please submit your resume to

Broadsword Solutions Corporation has engaged ADVISA Hiring to identify the top candidates for this position. Per their request, please direct all communications about this position to the address above. As we will be communicating with you through this and other and e-mail addresses, please be sure to take the necessary steps, such as adding this address to your address book, to avoid having correspondence caught in your e-mail filters.