Thursday, April 23, 2015


Innovative Product Helps “Extra-Small” Firms Achieve CMMI Ratings Affordably

WATERFORD, MI, April 23, 2015 – Today Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), a performance innovation company, announced that it has released CMMIxs (, a subscription-based product designed to help emerging or “extra-small” IT and engineering firms compete for lucrative, multi-year contracts from large buyers like the federal government that require or recommend a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) rating.

CMMI is a world-class behavioral model for engineering performance improvement that was developed at Carnegie Mellon University.  Large buyers use CMMI Ratings as a tool to differentiate among the most qualified suppliers.  Until now, some companies with under 25 employees have been blocked from bidding due to the high cost, complexity and time commitment of adopting the CMMI with traditional methods.

"For many extra-small companies, the road to achieving a CMMI Level 2 or CMMI Level 3 seems too complex, expensive and time-consuming,” said Broadsword’s president, Jeff Dalton.  “Others small firms are looking for ways to better position themselves for acquisition or merger.  CMMIxs helps them overcome the barriers.”

Broadsword is celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary by expanding its ability to drive high-performance engineering to more companies, using its AgileCMMI methodology in collaborative consulting, coaching and training solutions, including the Agile Resiliency Architecture (ARA), Multi-Model Improvement (MMI), and its newly expanded Agile Transformation offering.  With the release of CMMIxs, Broadsword is able to impact a previously under-served segment of the industry.

“Built around virtual tools and flexible timing, CMMIxs is made available on-demand whenever companies need it,” said Broadsword’s Director of Consulting, Julie Calfin.  “It’s exciting to help them take advantage of our video and webinar technology, online collaboration tools, and our proprietary CMMI Accelerator Tool Kit to get them started with CMMI success.  We expect great things from our CMMIxs clients!”

Engineering and software professionals interested learning more are invited to visit the website ( or participate in the most recent webinar in Broadsword’s “Everything You Need to Know” series: “CMMI for Extra-Small Companies.”


Broadsword is a CMMI Institute 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 ADNET, Boeing, Chrysler, Agilex, and L3 Communications, Broadsword has a proven record of success throughout North America and the world.

Broadsword is based in southeastern Michigan and can be reached at