Thursday, August 23, 2012

Julie Calfin Named Director of Consulting at Broadsword Solutions Corporation

Brings Strong Service Delivery and Predictability to Continuous Improvement Programs

DETROIT, MI: Today Broadsword announced that Julie Robinson Calfin has been named Director of Consulting of Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), an organizational performance innovation and engineering strategy company. Calfin's appointment is effective September 1, 2012.

Calfin, who has served as Senior Consultant for many of Broadsword's best-known and most successful clients, is stepping up to this newly created position in the company.

With over 15 years of experience in management consulting, organizational change management, process improvement, and program management, Calfin's career progression includes multiple promotions within five companies from Consultant to Director - most notably as a member of the Global Automotive Consulting Practice at Ernst andYoung, LLP.  She joins Broadsword's leadership team as a Director and Executive Consultant.

"Julie is a natural choice to lead our growing consulting practice," said Jeff Dalton, Broadsword's President. "Having worked with her since the 1990s, I know Julie to be an excellent performer with outstanding leadership skills who will help our firm deliver the highest quality of service to our clients.  Her deep experience as a thought leader in Organizational Change Management will set us apart from our competition and allow us to deliver the best possible solutions for our clients."

Prior to being named Director, Calfin successfully led enterprise-level business transformation programs for Broadsword's clients in the automotive, science, aerospace, and defense industries.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Broadsword's Consulting practice," said Calfin, "and I am looking forward to working with each of our consultants to establish the standard for Broadsword's service delivery.  By providing more support and training, we will help out consultants deliver consistent, high-quality services to our customers."

Calfin holds a bachelor's in business administration from Pepperdine University and has completed requisite coursework though the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. She has been a member of the SEI, the Society of Human Resource Management, and the American Society for Training and Development.


Broadsword is an SEI Partner and organizational 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.  Broadsword serves clients throughout North America and Hong Kong with offices in Washington, Detroit, and San Diego.  They can be reached at

Monday, August 20, 2012

Register now for CMMI and Agile Training in Virginia!

That's right!  In September, we are hosting a 3-day CMMI training class in Fairfax, VA, Introduction to CMMI-DEV v1.3, with an optional 4th day event if you sign on for the CMMI + Scrum Learning Experience that your partner enjoyed so much.

Click the links below for more details and to register for Virginia CMMI training classes:

September 11-13, 2012 in Fairfax, VA – Introduction to CMMI-DEV v1.3 - Fairfax, VA
September 14, 2012 in Fairfax, VA – CMMI + Scrum Learning Experience

Please feel free to invite colleagues from other companies. Whether they are an Agile shop, still seeking the kind of results they’ve been hoping for, or a CMMI-focused organization, looking for guidance on being lighter and more flexible, these practical, relevant CMMI training classes will give them new insights into addressing persistent problems, and help them improve upon what they are ALREADY doing. So share the news!

Broadsword is a different kind of organizational performance improvement company. We are the world leader in using Agile and Lean methods to drive high performance engineering, using our AgileCMMI methodology and collaborative CMMI consultingCMMI training and CMMI coaching solutions. Executives, engineers, and business professionals have given us high marks for our training classes in cities all around the world. We’re looking forward to bringing our CMMI training back to Virginia.

See you there soon! 

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Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead AppraiserCertified CMMI Instructor, author, and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

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