Monday, April 24, 2017

The Countdown to Capability Returns! Top 5 Reasons to Attend Capability Counts 2017. Reason #5: To Build Capability

Hello again, my friends!  Are you ready for our industry’s premier event? Yes, it’s almost time for Capability Counts 2017 in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 16-17 – and I for one can’t wait!

To help the time go by faster, as I do every year, I’ll be counting down the Top 5 Reasons to attend. So let’s get started with Reason #5.


Reason #5: Acquire valuable information about building capability

There’s a very good reason I call this event, “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Formerly known as SEPG conference, and f/k/a CMMI Congress, Capability Counts 2017 offers attendees a banquet of information about building capability:


  • Opening Keynote presentation from Greg Williams, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA
  • 80+ speakers will share their knowledge of CMMI adoption and capability improvement experience
  • 7 Tracks with captivating sessions - customize your schedule to fit your business needs

There’s a lot here for you. Learning experiences range from formal presentations to tutorials to workshops to informal conversations and social interactions. We’ll share strategies and tactics, tips and techniques, best practices to adopt, and pitfalls to avoid.  Also we will be reprising the popular "Gamers' Alley" track.  And we’ll have the truly unforgettable experience of building our capability, together.

Yes, Capability Counts 2017 offers the best of the best in performance improvement and building capability. But what did you expect?  When so many great people get together around their shared passion for process improvement, performance innovation and CMMI, cool things happen.

Will you join us?

Register for Capability Counts

Need more reasons to go? Stay tuned for Reason #4!

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 https::/broadswordsolutions.com for more information.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Get Your DISCOUNT CODE for Capability Counts 2017

Capability Counts DISCOUNT CODES are here!

Thinking of coming to Capability Counts 2017 in Alexandria, VA on May 16-17?

This conference, formerly known as "SEPG," will be a collection of several hundred process improvement and CMMI experts from around the world - and you definitely want to be there!



Your CFO will be happy to hear that The Appraiser can give you $200 smackers off the registration fee!

Message me at appraiser@broadswordsolutions.com for your code.

Register for the conference here.

Hope to see you at Capability Counts 2017!

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 engineering strategy, performance innovation, software process improvement and running a successful CMMI program.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Capability Counts 2017 is coming to Washington, DC May 16-17!

Capability Counts 2017 is coming!

Join us May 16-17 in Alexandria, VA to hear over 50 speakers, play games, take classes, and network with other practitioners that are passionate about increasing professional capability!


Once again, this year Broadsword will be prominently featured at the conference. Here is a rundown of who’s speaking from Broadsword, when, and on what topics:

Monday, May 15th
Jeff Dalton (8:30-11:30AM) Pre-Conference Half-Day Tutorial: Agile Learning Experience

Tuesday, May 16th 
Ross Timmerman (9:00AM): Gamers’ Alley

Julie Calfin (9:45AM): The Great Service Multiplier - How Our Consulting Firm Doubled Revenues and Reduced Costs by Implementing CMMI-SVC

Jeff Dalton (11:15AM): Holacracy – Abolish Hierarchy while Leveraging CMMI to Radically Change Your Organization

Darian Poinsetta (3:30PM): Finally! A model for evaluating agile performance – The Agile Performance Holarchy

Wednesday, May 17th 
Laura Adkins (10:30AM): The Buy-In Effect – How Getting Alignment Can Get Your CMMI Adoption UnStuck

Ross Timmerman (1:15PM): Gamers’ Alley

Tim Zeller (1:15PM): Agile Performance Management

Jeff Dalton (2:45PM) Featured Presentation: Stability, Agility, and The Capable Organization

So come to Alexandria , Virginia and learn alongside hundreds of executives and professionals like you who are focused on the fact that CMMIAgile and Performance Improvement are all about the transformation of the culture of your company. I’ve got a lot of exciting strategies, tactics and insights to share in my presentation, and I’d hate for you to miss out.

Register now!

We hope to see you at Capability Counts 2017!