Tuesday, March 3, 2015

How many times has Broadsword led a company to achieve a successful appraisal?

Hey, CMMI Appraiser – how many times have you led a company to achieve a successful CMMI Appraisal? ~ Recent phone conversation with a prospect

Dear Readers,

This year, to celebrate our 10th anniversary in business, we’re throwing a year-long party, and you’re invited!  Many are the cool stories we'll share about companies that learned to use the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), the industry leading performance improvement framework that helps you change behaviors and transform your company culture so you can build better software and run better projects. 

Today we are announcing an AMAZING milestone …

Yes, we’ve recently delivered our 50TH SUCCESSFUL CMMI APPRAISAL! 


And even more awesome: We delivered this 50th successful appraisal with the SAME client for whom we delivered our very 1st successful appraisal!

Congratulations to our friends at ADNET!

ADNET Systems (ADNET) is a provider of science, engineering, and information technology solutions in Fairfax, Virginia. They have been re-appraised as Maturity Level 3 (ML3). Let’s hear it for ADNET!

As you know if you’ve been reading our blog for a while, Broadsword pioneered the AgileCMMI approach for improving software development and organizational processes, using agile methods to implement CMMI-based solutions. Here’s what our friend and client, Dave Morris, who is Program and Operations Manager with ADNET, said about his experience:

“For many years, Broadsword has been our trusted partner because they understand software and business and how to relate the CMMI model to what we are doing. The impact of having our successful CMMI ML3 appraisal means higher quality products, and an improved ability to serve our federal agency customers.”

Thanks, Dave! We are thrilled to reach this milestone together. ADNET was our first appraisal client back in 2006, and we’ve done multiple appraisals together since then. It’s a testament to ADNET’s passion for continuous improvement that they were our first and 50th client to complete a successful SCAMPI A appraisal!

The year 2015 has ushered in many milestones for Broadsword, including:

  • 10th year in business
  • 50th successful CMMI appraisal
  • 100th CMMI class delivered

We want to keep the good times going!  Part of our year-long celebration includes expanding our ability to drive high-performance engineering to more companies, using our AgileCMMI methodology in collaborative consulting, coaching and training solutions. This month, we invite you to check out what we’re doing to help companies with Agile Transformation.

If you are a CMMI Level 2 or Level 3 organization with a Waterfall approach that is struggling to improve requirements churn and volatility, meet schedule and budget, and perform the work you do every day, you may have thought about “going Agile” as a way to solve your problems.

That’s what our “Agile Transformation” solution is all about. To learn how it works, check out the ALL NEW Webinar in the “CMMI: Everything You Need to Know” Series.

What: “Everything You Need to Know - Agile Transformation!
Where: LIVE on your screen
When: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at noon EDT.

Click here to register.

See you on the Webinar!

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

Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author, and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

Visit www.broadswordsolutions.com for more information about running a successful CMMI and performance improvement program.

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