My Leadership Journey From Self to Selfless

What is a journey to leadership? Can anyone take that journey? Are we a chosen or are we destine to be leaders? I’ve often asked myself these questions and after my training, I made myself look for these answers. For me, my journey was one off opportunities and champions. I grew up in the age … Read More

Scrum Alliance 101

  What is the Scrum Alliance? The Scrum Alliance is the only member-driven, nonprofit certifying body in the agile space. Their mission is to transform the world of work through guiding and inspiring “individuals, leaders and organizations with values, principles, and practices that create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable.” Scrum Alliance accomplishes its … Read More

Anu Smalley’s Volunteer Journey with the Scrum Alliance


I am proud to be a member of the Scrum Alliance community, which has had a huge impact on my life for the past 10 years.  My relationship with the Scrum Alliance started in 2013 when I received my Certified Scrum Master ® (CSM). I achieved my Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) certification in 2015 and … Read More

Labor Day Long Weekend Resources

There’s no doubt Labor Day will look different this year. All of the usual three-day weekend festivities are likely cancelled, leaving us with a stretch of free time. If you’re like me, you view the upcoming long weekend as an opportunity to catch up on some work, as well as spend some uninterrupted time browsing … Read More

Braintrust’s Tips for Virtual Training

We have learned a lot over the past five months of holding virtual classes, and we want to share our tips with you!   Set the stage for a fun, safe environment When your class starts, let your students know that it’s perfectly fine to have messy houses, have interruptions from family members, have cats … Read More

Principles of Business Agility

While the mindset and actions should be engrained in any strong organization, the term “Business Agility” is still somewhat new. Therefore, we know it can be confusing to those in your organization who aren’t familiar with the term agile. Here are some principles you can share with them to help them go, “Oh yes, I … Read More

On the Path to CST—Getting to Know Ben Floyd


Tell us a little bit about yourself! I live in Utah, north of Salt Lake City. I have eight children and six grandchildren. I enjoy reading, but I prefer reading to the grandkids! I also love to travel with my wife (before the pandemic, of course). How did you learn about Scrum? I got a … Read More