Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Herndon, VA - June 4, 2012 - Guident, a leading integrator of business intelligence and systems engineering services to the government and commercial marketplaces, today announced that their strategic partnership with Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword) has resulted in achieving a re-appraisal as Maturity Level 2 (ML2) with 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.

"One of the many benefits of choosing Broadsword to help with our re-appraisal was their ability to provide an advanced level of expertise into the CMMI model," said Dan Ackerman, Executive Vice President, Guident.  "Broadsword acted like a true partner by working with our team to provide state-of-the-art, relevant, and insightful direction that resulted in a successful CMMI ML2 re-appraisal.  This Maturity Level 2 rating helps Guident better serve our government customers."

"For the benefit of their customers, Guident invests in the adoption of industry-proven models and certifications," said Broadsword's president, Jeff Dalton.  "Not only have they achieved their re-appraisal of CMMI ML2, but their executives continue to lead the company forward by embracing Agile methods that position them well for improved performance and future CMMI Maturity Levels.  This approach will allow Guident to deliver even more value to their customers."

Headquartered in Herndon, VA, Guident is a leading government integrator of business intelligence and systems engineering services to the government and commercial marketplaces.  Guident assists its public and private sector clients in tightly managing project scope, budget, resources, and risks to ensure success.  For more information, visit

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