Jeff Dalton

President, Broadsword

Jeff Dalton is a certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, CMMI Instructor, and SCAMPI Candidate Observer. He is president of management consulting firm Broadsword, an author, and a consultant with over twenty-five years of technology and software process improvement experience. Jeff has served as Keynote Speaker at numerous conferences including the International Software and Engineering Conference in Peru, the PMI Great Lakes 2013 Symposium, the 2014 QUEST Conference and Expo, SEPG: The CMMI Conference 2014, the CMMI Global Congress 2015, the 2015 PMI Symposium Indiana, and the 2015 PMI Symposium Chicago. 

Jeff has participated multiple times at Agile Development West, Better Software, Agile Processes and Tools, AgileDC, Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN), and Agile Leadership Network (ALN) meet-ups throughout North America. He served as Chairman of the Partner Advisory Board at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and CMMI Institute from 2011-2014 during their transition period.

Jeff has served as president of the Great Lakes Software Process Improvement Network and is a recipient of the prestigious SEI Member Award for Outstanding Representative for his work uniting the Agile and CMMI communities through his popular blog “Ask the CMMI Appraiser.” He holds degrees in Music and Computer Science and builds experimental airplanes in his spare time.

Track: Starting Your Capability Journey

Presentation Title: 12 Secrets Of CMMI Success

Presentation Summary: Hidden within the CMMI is a formula for robust, successful, and powerful process improvement that will help you propel your organization to be one of the best in the business. In “12 Secrets Of CMMI Success” you’ll learn how to apply the CMMI in a practical and useful way that will result in the return you are seeking from your investment in continuous improvement.


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