Friday, August 24, 2012

Julie Calfin Named Director of Consulting at Broadsword

Dear CMMI Appraiser,

Our software engineering firm adopted the CMMI solely to meet a customer requirement. But we soon found out that we could use the Model to get a system in place for getting things delivered to the customer, making it routine, so that it was repeatable, which made delivering services faster and better in the long run. How common is this experience with other companies? ~ Grant P.

Grant, glad to hear you have had such a positive experience with CMMI. It’s helpful for everyone in the industry when CMMI users share their stories, so thanks!

Like you, many companies are using the CMMI as one of the tools that can help them establish the type of environment that can make them a great company. As a result, they have been able to improve all areas of the business, and reach their goals faster. I think it is becoming quite common.

WE even use the CMMI here at Broadsword to help us become a great company.

As a matter of fact, our firm recently named Julie Calfin Director of Consulting, to lead our growing consulting division. Julie will help our company deliver the highest quality to our clients, using our AgileCMMI methodology and collaborative consulting and coaching solutions.

Please read on and join me in welcoming Julie in her new role and wishing her great success!

With over 15 years of experience in management consulting, organizational change management, process improvement and program management, Julie’s career progression includes multiple promotions within five companies from Consultant to Director – most notably as a member of the Global Automotive Consulting Practice with Ernst & Young.

Since 2008, Julie has served as Senior Consultant for many of Broadsword’s best known and most successful clients. She joins the Broadsword leadership team as Director and Executive Consultant.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Broadsword’s Consulting practice,” Julie said, “and am looking forward to working with each of our consultants to establish the standard for Broadsword’s service delivery. By providing more support and training, we will help our consultants deliver consistent, high quality services to our customers.”

We are proud and excited to welcome Julie to the Broadsword leadership team.

Read the full press release here: Julie Calfin Named Director of Consulting of Broadsword Solutions Corporation.  

Like this blog? Forward to your nearest engineering or software exec!

Jeff Dalton is President of Broadsword Solutions Corporation and the incoming Chairman of the SEI’s Partner Advisory Board. He is a certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser and CMMI Instructor. While teaching thousands of students in CMMI trainings, he has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students. Jeff can be reached at

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