Monday, February 27, 2012

Broadsword forms strategic relationship with Pi Innovo

27 February 2012

Plymouth, MI: Pi Innovo -- an international designer and developer of innovative electronics systems -- and Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), pioneers of the leading methodology for incremental and iterative process improvement, today announced a strategic partnership to assist Pi Innovo in pursuing its mission for continuous improvement, using the Software Engineering Institute's (SEI) Capabilities Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI.

Broadsword will apply its agileCMMI Methodology to streamline the CMMI appraisal process for Pi Innovo, making the process more useful and efficient.  The partnership will enable Pi Innovo to add more rigor and measurements to its process, in support of making better decisions and better serving its clients.

"We wanted a true partner," said Walter Lucking, CEO of Pi Innovo US Operations.  "Our goal was to work with someone we could trust that would help us achieve Maturity Level Three, and take us where we wanted to be as a business.  Broadsword came highly recommended, and our experience has been very good."

"Consistent with its reputation for driving the highest quality results for its clients, Pi Innovo has chosen to utilize an accelerated framework for continuous improvement based on the CMMI," Broadsword's president, Jeff Dalton, said.  "We are honored to leverage our management consulting, engineering and process improvement solutions in support of Pi Innovo's mission to be the acknowledged expert in providing consistently innovative electronics systems to all vehicle and related industries."

About Pi Innovo

Pi Innovo is an international organization with a 25-year pedigree of excellence in electronic systems innovation for vehicle and related applications.  Pi Innovo was formed after the recent management buyout of the UK and USA design engineering operations of the South African based Control Instruments Group, previously trading as Pi Shurlok.  Pi Innovo's uniquely adaptable business engagements, based on Pi Team services and OpenECU products, enjoy a strong reputation for deliverinng results of the highest quality, providing outstanding value for clients.

About Broadsword Solutions Company

Based in southeastern Michigan, 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.

Media Contacts:

Alistair Greenhill
Director, Marketing, Pi Innovo
Tel +44 (0) 1223 203409

Walter Lucking
CEO, US Operations, Pi Innovo
Tel +1 (734) 656 0145

Jeff Dalton
President, Broadsword Solutions Corporation
Tel +1 (248) 341 3367