Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Jeff Dalton to Speak at Agile Leaders Network in Washington, D.C.

WATERFORD, MI, December 2, 2014 -- Leading performance innovation expert Jeff Dalton, President of Broadsword Solutions, will speak on "Agile Resiliency" at the Agile Leadership Network DC Chapter. The live event will be held Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (EST) in Vienna, VA.

Dalton will present "Agile Resiliency:  How CMMI Will Make Agile Thrive and Survive."

Attendees will learn useful information that they can put in practice right away. Dalton will show how integrating the architectural strengths of the CMMI with an agile approach can help make agile resilient enough to resist the pressure to change – and even scale and thrive.

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December 9, 2014 @ 6:30PM in Vienna, Virginia – “Agile Resiliency: How CMMI Will Make Agile Thrive and Survive!”

Register here for the Live Presentation on Agile Resiliency.

Dalton is a highly sought-after author, speaker, and performance improvement consultant whose talks on "Agile Resiliency" have been heard by audiences across North America and online.


Dalton is President of Broadsword Solutions Corporation and a  pioneer in using Agile methods to implement CMMI-based solutions that improve software development and organizational processes, Mr. Dalton is a Certified Lead Appraiser and the author of "AgileCMMI," Broadsword's leading methodology for incremental and iterative process improvement.  He is a recipient of the prestigious Software Engineering Institute's SEI member award for outstanding representative for his work uniting the Agile and CMMI Communities through his popular blog, "Ask the CMMI Appraiser."  He holds degrees in Music and Computer Science and builds experimental airplanes in his spare time.  Mr. Dalton can be reached at Appraiser@broadswordsolutions.com.


Broadsword is an SEI Partner, CMMI Institute Partner and 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. Working with great clients like Rockwell Collins, NASA, Boeing, Chrysler, Compuware and L-3 Communications, Broadsword's methods and success are proven throughout North America and the World.

Broadsword is based in southeastern Michigan and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.com, +1 248-341-3367 or info@broadswordsolutions.com.  For more information, visit the blog at www.AsktheCMMIAppraiser.com.

Dalton to Present on Process Innovation at GL-SPIN

Waterford, MI—December 1, 2014 – The Great Lakes Software Process Improvement Network (GL-SPIN) will feature Jeff Dalton, President of Broadsword Solutions, at its December 11 GL-SPIN meeting in Royal Oak, MI.  Dalton’s topic, “Process Innovation at the Speed of Life,” explores the true meaning of “process improvement” and the science behind constant change, as well as the resistance that inevitably accompanies it.

“Most process improvement programs fail – but not for the reasons you might think,” said Dalton. “Engineers and project managers want to improve, they just don’t want low-value “improvements” that bury them in paper and overhead that make their work harder, not easier.”

Dalton will present an agile, object-oriented architecture for performance improvement that resonates with software teams, and gives organizations the best chance to succeed with their process improvement program.

Date: Thursday, December 11th, 2014.
Location: The Bastone Brewery and Eatery, 419 South Main Street Royal Oak, MI 48067

Please RSVP “I Will Attend” to glspin97@gmail.com


Dalton is a certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, CMMI Instructor, and SCAMPI Candidate Observer.  He is President of Broadsword, a management consulting firm, an author, and consultant with over twenty-five years of technology and software process improvement experience.

He is the author of the popular blog “Ask the CMMI Appraiser” where he answers questions on topics related to agile methods, CMMI, and SCAMPI.  He is co-author of the SEI Publication “CMMI or Agile: why not embrace both?!” and is the creator of “AgileCMMI,” an iterative and incremental approach to process improvement based on the CMMI.  His software engineering and process improvement career spans over two decades with companies including Electronic Data Systems, Ernst & Young, Hewlett-Packard, and Intellicorp.

Dalton is a sought-after conference and event speaker who has appeared as a keynote at QUEST 2014, SEPG 2014: The CMMI Conference, Project Management Institute (PMI) Spring Symposium, and the International Conference on CMMI in Lima, Peru.  He is also a regular speaker at Agile Development West, Better Software East, Agile Processes and Tools, International Conference on CMMI, aSEPG Europe, and the International Conference on Software Quality (ICSQ-ASQ).  He is an author and thought leader in Performance Innovation, CMMI, Performance Improvement, Software Development, and Agile Methods.

Monday, December 1, 2014

CutTime Productions Performs Classical Concert in Birmingham

Broadsword Extends Its Support for Introducing Classical Music to New Audiences

Detroit, MI – November 25, 2014 - CutTime Productions, LLC, an artistic venture committed to presenting classical music to audiences in diverse musical environments, is performing a concert at Studio D in Birmingham’s railway district.  Admission to the concert is free, but donations are encouraged.

Led by former Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist Rick Robinson, CutTime Productions uses three signature ensembles and a publishing house to make classical music more accessible to a wide audience. Robinson has arranged over a hundred famous symphonic and classical works for these ensembles and composed several that blend classical with urban pop to refresh the genre and touch new audiences with these styles.

“It’s not your grandfather’s classical music,” Robinson said.  “Classical music is losing its audience.  One way to solve this is to present classical music more like popular music.”

In its “Classical Revolution” series, CutTime is performing new compositions and showing how popular music can be integrated into classical styles.  CutTime Simfonica, which consists of strings and percussion, will perform Friday, December 5 at Studio D, 661 S. Eton St. at 7:00 p.m.

CutTime is a recipient of the Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Detroit grant, which promotes innovation in the arts and the community.  The intent of the December 5 concert is to generate additional support for CutTime to reach its matching grant funding goals and donations are encouraged.

“We are excited that Broadsword has extended its support of CutTime.” said Robinson. "Broadsword’s support helps CutTime Productions reach more audiences nationally with our music and methods, encouraging a wider variety of listeners to open up to classical music."

“For CutTime Productions, music is about engineering the craft, using science and discipline along with creativity to synthesize something new,” Jeff Dalton, President of Broadsword Solutions, said.  “In that sense, CutTime Productions does for classical music what Broadsword does for software engineering.  We are proud to continue to be a partner in their success.”

Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, CutTime Productions is on a mission to shift the paradigm of the orchestra establishment while articulating the surprising value of classical music to everyday Americans. More information and samples can be found at www.cuttime.com.

Broadsword is a Process Innovation firm and the 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 are proven throughout North America and the world.

Broadsword is based in southeastern Michigan and can be reached at www.broadswordsolutions.comhttp:www.broadswordsolutions.com. For more information about CMMI, visit our blog at www.AskTheCMMIAppraiser.com.