Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Jeff Dalton to Appear at Detroit Area Engineering Events

In February and March, Broadsword's President, Jeff Dalton, will be appearing at two Detroit-area engineering events that are of interest to any software engineer, project manager, or executive involved in the automotive engineering industry.

On February 13, Jeff will be participating in a panel discussion at the Oakland University Embedded Systems Conference, co-hosted by Oakland University and the Great Lakes Software Process Improvement Network (GL-SPIN).  The panel will be discussing the quality of embedded systems, and what it takes to consistently deliver high-quality software in the automotive industry.  More information about the conference can be found at

On March 13th, Jeff will be presenting "Value-based Engineering: How to Transform Corporate Values into High-Quality Software" at the monthly gathering of the GL-SPIN at Oakland University at 6:30 PM.

The GL-SPIN is an professional organization with more than 350 members in the Detroit area that focuses on the improvement of software engineering practices.

Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead AppraiserCertified CMMI Instructor, Scrum Master, author, and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI and Agile in all types of organizations. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New installment released for "Just the FAQs" CMMI Series

The most recent installment in the CMMI-related “Just the FAQs” series is now available.  “A Process Area is Not a Process – What Does THAT Mean?” provides insight about processes as they apply to projects. 

“Remember that you only do appraisals every three years or so, but you work on projects every single day,” says Pat O’Toole, author of this month’s “Just the FAQs.”  

Jeff Dalton and Pat O’Toole launched the monthly series to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions about the CMMI, SCAMPI and process improvement. 

"Just the FAQs" is written and edited by Pat O'Toole and Jeff Dalton.  Please contact the authors at and to ask questions, offer ideas and provide input.