• “Our experience working with the Broadsword team was exemplary. They quickly understood our business and helped us to lay out a plan to achieve our performance improvement goals"

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  • It was hard to see how we would get everyone on board, but Broadsword's Project-In-A-Box workshop turned on the light bulb and cleared the way for our success.

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Why do companies choose Broadsword?

Our solutions leverage proven frameworks such as CMMI, ISO, and Scrum, and feature an integrated mix of appraisals, training, consulting, and workshops to ensure that you receive the value that these frameworks are intended to provide – higher quality, faster delivery, and predictable, repeatable results.

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We are a CMMI Institute Partner certified to conduct CMMI Appraisals, Training, and Consulting.  But that’s only the beginning.

Our services include:

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  • 24 April 2014, 12:14 am
    The #5 Reason I'm Going (Back) to the CMMI Conference This Year!
    Drum roll, please! Reason #5 is …

    It’s all about helping you elevate organizational performance.

    As you know if you’ve attended the Conference in the past, SEPGNA is the premier organizational performance improvement conference. Hundreds of professionals come from around the world come to learn, network and explore solutions to their performance challenges. It’s such an amazing event that I like to call it “the greatest show on earth!”

    This year, the show will be even better! Our host, the CMMI Institute, has been working hard to make sure this year’s Conference has something for everyone who attends, wherever you are in your professional journey. Following a theme of “Elevate Organizational Performance,” the Program Committee has created two days of content focused on positively impacting the way you do your work.

    Now in its second year, the re-imagined format is designed to help you explore using the CMMI to improve performance through first-person case studies, interactive workshops, and powerful presentations that can help you to get started with CMMI or take your organization to new levels of success.

    Whether your interest is multi-model, practical process improvement, high maturity, agile, DevOps, Services, acquisition, or any other discipline, you will find ample opportunities to dive into the principles and practices that can help your organization better harness the power of performance improvement with the CMMI. Check out the CMMI Conference schedule.

    The variety of learning opportunities alone is incredible. You can expect to come away with real life, practical and implementable ideas. For full details about the Conference logistics and to register, navigate around the SEPG Conference site.

    The CMMI Conference is an great opportunity to spend two days focusing on how you can get better at what you do. For some, this will be reason enough to attend this year’s conference. Others may be preparing for their SCAMPI Appraisals, want to learn how to scale Agile, or just want to learn more about CMMI. Why will YOU go?

    The countdown continues! Be sure to check back soon for Reason #4.

  • 23 April 2014, 2:10 am
    Top 5 Reasons to Attend SEPG 2014 Is BACK!
    Once again, the CMMI Institute has been gracious enough to host my annual countdown of the "Top 5 Reasons I Am Going (Back) to SEPG 2014" this year on their site. You can link to the initial post here: http://sepgconference.org/im-going-back-sepgna-2014/


    Join us in the Washington, DC area on May 6-7 to hear User Stories from other companies, cutting edge tips on how to use the CMMI to make your company as great as it can be, and to establish or continue the connections made at North America's premier conference for Performance Improvement and the CMMI.


    Enjoy - and see you soon in our nation’s capital!

  • 2 April 2014, 4:39 pm
    What Can We Learn About Process Architecture from Justin Bieber?
    Why does a pop music hit - even a Justin Bieber tune - sound "right?"  It's because the sound engineer adjusted each setting to create the right "mix."

    The same is true of CMMI and Process Architecture.

    In the most recent article in the "Just the FAQs" CMMI series, Jeff Dalton, President of Broadsword Solutions, explains why the process "mix" must be adjusted for each organization's specific project, team and objectives.  Dalton disagrees with process consultants who insists that CMMI Maturity Level 3 means that everyone must do everything the same way, every time.

    "The CMMI is a little like the knobs on a sound engineer's mixing board," says Dalton.  "In fact, the CMMI's mixing board is a lot bigger, with more than three-hundred and fifty knobs in Maturity Level Three, each one of the affecting not only the outcome, but also one another. The potential for tailoring (and results) is staggering!"

    "Just the FAQs" is a monthly CMMI-related series written and edited by Jeff Dalton and Pat O'Toole.  Please contact the authors at jeff@broadswordsolutions.com and pact.otoole@att.net to suggest enhancements to their answers, or to provide an alternative response to the question posed.  New questions are also welcomed.