How to Build a Culture of Accountability

If the word of the year for 2020 was “pivot” then it seems like the word for 2021 is going to be “accountability.” We’re hearing our Braintrust clients asking how to keep their teams accountable while working remotely, and it all comes down to building a strong culture of accountability.  What effective teams look like … Read More

From Scrum Roles to Accountabilities—What’s the Difference?

We used to talk about the “roles” in Scrum, but since the 2020 Scrum Guide, the word “accountabilities” has been introduced. So what’s the difference and has the emphasis changed? Let’s take a closer look. The Scrum Guide is a living document, and based on feedback from users of Scrum, the changes were to iterate … Read More

Recapping the Agile Manifesto 20th Anniversary—Future of Agile

The Agile Manifesto 20th Anniversary wrapped up its day with an exciting Future of Agile panel, where a group of inspiring Agilists imagined what the world of Agile will look like moving forward. Here are some takeaways from the panel.  Panelists: Joe Justice, Rocío Briceño, Natal Dank, Brian Rabon, and Jeff Patton What’s Happening within the … Read More

Recapping the Agile Manifesto 20th Anniversary—Present of Agile

The Agile Manifesto 20th Anniversary held three panels—The Past of Agile, The Present of Agile, and The Future of Agile. The past year has been unprecedented, and many have found that being Agile has made all the difference in a company’s success. Here are some takeaways from the panel.  Panelists: Neville Poole, Pollyanna Pixton, Brian … Read More

Recapping the Agile Manifesto 20th Anniversary—Past of Agile Panel

The Agile Manifesto 20th Anniversary celebration opened with a panel on the Past of Agile. Featuring several of the original signatories of the Agile Manifesto, the session explored the motivations that brought these individuals together, and discussed how things have changed over the past 20 years. Here are some takeaways from the panel. Panelists: Alistair … Read More

How to Spot a Toxic Team

In our last blog post, we outlined some ways to create a high-performing team. Today, we’re going to focus on the opposite—toxic teams and how to spot them. While toxic teams can be incredibly frustrating and demoralizing, there’s hope in turning them around! What a toxic Team Looks Like Lack of alignment Poor team dynamic … Read More

How to Create a High-Performing Team

Has your team’s performance plateaued? Do they struggle to collaborate? Do you have the leadership skills to help the team improve? Identifying your team’s strengths and dysfunctions is one step in the right direction. This blog post will help you discover Agile leadership mindsets and behaviors that can be used to promote continuous team cohesion … Read More