Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Is CMMI for the small business cost-prohibitive?

Hey, Jeff – My business partner is interested in a CMMI maturity level for small business, if such a thing exists. I told him CMMI for the small business is cost-prohibitive for a company under 25 FTEs like ours that is just trying to do the right things to improve performance. Am I right? ~ Joseph “Jody” D. Dear Jody – Nope, your partner is right. Based on what you’ve shared here, an evidence-based tool like the CMMI is the best framework for what you are trying to do, even as a small company. I’ll explain why below.

Monday, October 19, 2015

CMMI for the Small Business: Interview with Laura Adkins

Hello, readers! Today we’re talking with Laura Adkins, a Senior Consultant with Broadsword and expert in helping small businesses gain the competitive advantage they need to grow. For businesses with under 25 employees, CMMI for small business once seemed unattainable – but people like Laura are changing that by helping emerging IT and engineering firms gain the same advantages as large organizations, with a new subscription program called CMMIxs. Let’s find out how it works!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Raydon Corporation Hosts 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Supporting the Military Child Education Coalition and Florida National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program

Port Orange, FL (October 1, 2015) – Today, Raydon Corporation (Raydon), a world leader in virtual reality simulation and training to the U.S. military, and Broadsword Solutions Corporation (Broadsword), pioneers of the leading methodology for incremental and iterative process and performance improvement, announced that Raydon will host its 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of the Military Child Education Coalition and Florida National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program.

The golf tournament will be held on October 2, 2015. The event takes place at LPGA International, in Daytona Beach, FL. Broadsword is a sponsor of the tournament, which will feature members of the military and business communities, and their families.

“I’m thrilled that Broadsword has the opportunity to sponsor Raydon’s seventh annual golf tournament,” Broadsword’s President, Jeff Dalton, said. “The event has been a great success, and we hope this year’s turnout helps Raydon raise more money to help more young people and families through the Military Child Education Coalition and Florida National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. It is an honor to support Raydon in making a difference and working for a great cause.”

For more information, registration and multi-level sponsorship opportunities for the charity event, please visit


The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is a 501(C)(3) charity, non-profit worldwide organization; focused on ensuring quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation and transition. For more information, visit,

ABOUT The NG Youth ChalleNGe Program

The NG Youth ChalleNGe Program, a 501 (c)(3) charity is a preventive at-risk youth program, targets participants who are unemployed, drug-free high-school dropouts, 16 to 18 years old. For more information on the Florida National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program, visit


Raydon Corporation has been at the leading edge of virtual training technology for almost three decades, long depended on by the U.S. armed forces for providing dependable and affordable simulation-training products and solutions. Raydon provides a wide range of trainers that include Unstabilized Gunnery Trainers™, tabletop trainers, Conduct of Fire Trainers for Tanks & Bradley’s, Route Clearance and Convoy Trainers. Raydon was selected as Military Training Technology Magazine's Top Simulation & Training Company for 2015.


Broadsword is a Process Innovation firm and CMMI Institute Partner that is the world-leader in using Agile and Lean methods to drive high-performance engineering using their AgileCMMI methodology and collaborative consulting, coaching and CMMI training 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. Based outside of Detroit, MI, the firm can be reached at