Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Special Guest Jeff Dalton to Reveal "Agile Resiliency" Performance Improvement Strategy

BETHESDA, MD, November 28, 2012 -- Leading performance improvement expert Jeff Dalton will share valuable take-away strategies for achieving process improvement results at a Meetup hosted by AEGIS, Broadsword Solutions and "5 Minutes to Process Improvement Success," (5PI), a unique expert interview series designed to help organizations fast track their way to success with process improvement.

The Meetup takes place on December 12, 2012, from 4:30-7:30PM at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, VA.  Jeff Dalton will present, "Agile Resiliency: How CMMI can make Agile thrive and survive."

"The intent of our Meetups is to deliver dense, easily digestible nuggets of process improvement insight to apply in a variety of situations," said Bill Fox, editor of the 5PI series and organizer of the Meetup.  "Jeff's brilliant agileCMMI method combines the concept of utilizing incremental and iterative design and deployment with the concept of presenting everything to developers in a language they understand.  We're looking forward to the actionable insights Jeff will share.  Jeff's approach also supports my own advocacy of looking beyond single-point solutions to bring a broader perspective upon which to create more robust solutions."

Jeff Dalton is President of Broadsword Solutions, a performance innovation company.  He is an author, speaker and performance improvement consultant whose talks on "Agile Resiliency" have been heard by audiences across North America and online.  He has written extensively on the subject, most recently in Cutter IT Journal's November 2012 issue.

"For more than a quarter of a century, software organizations have launched one attempt after another to establish a useful framework for effective continuous improvement," Jeff Dalton said.  "The success of both CMMI and Agile methods have had a positive effect on the software industry, but each has yet to be successful driving the industry-wide levels of adoption we need to claim victory.  So we asked: why not combine the best of each?"

Engineering and software professionals interested in attending the Meetup are invited to register for the event at: http://jeff_dalton_5pi.eventbrite.com


Jeff Dalton is President of Broadsword Solutions Corporation, a process innovation firm based in southeastern Michigan and with offices in Bethesda, MD and San Diego, CA.  Mr. Dalton is an SEI Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, CMMI Instructor, ScrumMaster, and author of agileCMMI, Broadsword's methodology for incremental and iterative process improvement designed to eliminate the process debt that demoralizes engineers and destroys any potential productivity gains.  He is Chairman of the CMMI Institute's Partner Advisory Board and President of the Great Lakes Software Process Improvement Network.  Mr. Dalton is author of the popular blog Ask the CMMI Appraiser and builds experimental aircraft in his spare time. He can be reached at appraiser@broadswordsolutions.com


Frustrated with the way most organizations attempt to improve their operations, Bill Fox created the 5 Minutes to Process Improvement Success interview series, a work designed to uncover and leverage the best practices and performance improvement strategies and tactics of top consultants from around the world.  With advice from more than 30 experts, the interviews are unlike any other interview series available.  By asking each expert to lay out their best strategy or tactic, 5PI has collected an incredible body of knowledge for engineering and software professionals to start using in their organizations right now.  He is  an author, speaker and performance improvement consultant whose talks and writings have been presented at various blog sites, publications and industry conferences.  He has written extensively on what he has learned at 5PI, most recently in Cutter IT Journal's November 2012 issue and in Government CIO magazine with a colleague, Samira Askarova.


AGEIS.net, Inc. (AEGIS) is a CMMI Maturity Level 3 rated, ISO 9001:2008 certified small business and premier provider of Information Technology consulting services to Federal Civilian, Defense and Commercial sector clients.  Our services, delivered by practitioners averaging more than 15 years of experience, include Project Management, Software Functional and Performance Testing, Application Design/Development, and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), and Performance Improvement.  Our domains of expertise include health IT and interoperability, regulatory compliance, finance, human resources, and logistics.  AEGIS offers the patent-pending Developers Integration Lab (DILSM) testing solution for health information exchange gateway, interoperability, and compatibility testing.  To learn more, visit http://www.aegis.net