Thursday, September 17, 2015

Broadsword Expands Healthcare Capability

Transformation Specialist Darian Poinsetta Joins Firm as Senior Consultant

WATERFORD, MI – September 17, 2015 - Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), an engineering strategy and organizational performance improvement company, announced today that Darian Poinsetta, a healthcare transformation specialist, has joined the firm as a Senior Consultant, effective immediately.

Darian brings more than 24 years of experience delivering multi-scale programs in the healthcare industry, from concept through execution.   As a Project Management Professional (PMP), Poinsetta is skilled at designing and deploying solutions to drive business value.  His experience includes project management, program management, business process improvement, benefit realization and solutions design.  His broad background, which includes management consulting in the technology and federal government sectors as well as healthcare, expands the capability of the Broadsword team. Prior to joining Broadsword, Poinsetta was the VP, Program Management Operations at The Olofson Group.

As a Senior Consultant with Broadsword, Poinsetta will focus on assisting clients in the commercial healthcare and federal government sectors using Broadsword’s AgileCMMI methodology, which is based on the industry leading Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI.

“I am looking forward to leveraging my flexibility and problem-solving skills to help Broadsword’s clients reach their goals,” said Poinsetta.  “With my background, I have developed an understanding of how to bridge the gap between what technology can do and what the business needs it to do, helping make sure both sides get what they need from each other to be successful.”

"We are excited to welcome Darian to the Broadsword team,” said Broadsword's president, Jeff Dalton.  “With his depth and breadth of experience, Darian will play an important role as Broadsword continues to expand its presence with healthcare organizations and in the government sectors.  Darian’s passion and focus on solving complex problems will have a significant impact on helping our clients achieve their goals”

About Broadsword Solutions Corporation

Broadsword is a Process Innovation firm that provides model-based performance improvement solutions for engineering and information technology organizations throughout North America. The firm’s tools and solutions are customized for each client and are based on Carnegie Mellon University’s Capability Maturity Model Integration. Broadsword is a CMMI Institute Partner that provides technologies, tools, training, appraisals, and end-to-end solutions for performance innovation in the healthcare, automotive, defense, aerospace, and government sectors.

Broadsword is headquartered outside of Detroit, MI, and has offices in Washington, D.C., and San Diego, CA.  More information is available at

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Broadsword Expands CMMI Training Classes

1-Day CMMI-SVC Class Added as Supplement to Popular 3-Day CMMI-DEV Course

WATERFORD, MI, September 8th 2015 – Today Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), a leading performance innovation company for the engineering and software industries, announced that it has added a training course to its offerings on the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI.  A supplement to the company’s popular “Introduction to CMMI for Development (CMMI-DEV)” course on September 15-17th, the one-day “CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC)” training takes place on September 18th, in Novi, Michigan.

CMMI is a world-class behavioral model for engineering performance improvement that was developed at Carnegie Mellon University.  The Model offers several “constellations,” or collections of process areas, including CMMI-DEV, CMMI-SVC and CMMI for Acquisitions (CMMI-ACQ). The CMMI-SVC constellation provides guidance for applying CMMI best practices in a service provider organization, and covers many of the elements that are missing in other areas, particularly customer service.

“We’re pleased to expand our offering of CMMI training classes,” said Broadsword’s president, Jeff Dalton, who is one of 419 Certified Lead Appraisers worldwide, and has conducted over 100 CMMI training classes.  “In the CMMI for Services class, you’ll learn to focus on building services and products that support your business strategy, such as how to deploy and improve customer service, and increase customer satisfaction, helping you be as great at delivering services as you know you can be.”

Those interested in signing up for the CMMI-SVC training and CMMI-DEV training classes in Michigan are invited to register here.


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), Agile Transformation and CMMIxs (“extra small”) for firms under 25 people, to name a few. Working with great clients like ADNET, Boeing, Chrysler, Agilex, and L3 Communications, Broadsword’s success is proven throughout North America and the world.