Braintrust Family Thanksgiving Recipes

Since we consider our students a part of the Braintrust family, we wanted to share our favorite family Thanksgiving recipes!   Kate Megaw’s Bread Sauce Recipe The only cookery book I have is Delia’s Christmas one and it is used twice a year (Christmas & Thanksgiving) and has been used for the past 30 years! … Read More

Changes to the Scrum Guide

To align with Scrum’s 25th Anniversary, co-creators Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland released an update to the Scrum Guide 2020. The main changes are identified below.   Changes between 2017 and 2020 Scrum Guides   1. Even Less Prescriptive Over the years, the Scrum Guide started getting a bit more prescriptive. The 2020 version aimed to … Read More

What is the Real Value of Certifications?

In a world where Agile is becoming increasingly known and popular, there are many Agile classes to take, webinars to attend, and books to read.  And while all education is important, having actual Agile certifications are invaluable to you, your team, and your organization.   Value to the Organization If you have Certified ScrumMasters & … Read More

The Advantages of Virtual Private Training

This year’s pandemic has changed many things for us all, but it has not cancelled Braintrust’s ability to provide your whole team with custom Virtual training.   Your organization isn’t one-size-fits-all, and neither is our training. Whether your team is new to Agile/Scrum or preparing for Certifications, we can tailor a training plan to meet … Read More

How to Hold People Accountable Without Micromanaging Them

There is a fine line between accountability and micromanagement, especially in our current workforce environment where many companies are still remote. That’s why it’s more important than ever to understand the difference between the two! Before we get into strategies for holding people accountable, let’s discuss the differences between accountability and micromanagement. Micromanagement Focuses on … Read More

What is an Agile Open and Why Should I Go?

What is an Agile Open? This isn’t a traditional conference! In fact, it’s often known as an “unconference.” There is no keynote speaker! Often with a keynote, you only come away with a few nuggets of information. With an Agile Open, you can pop in and out of sessions whenever you’d like, making the most … Read More

Why Become An Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner

It’s been said that the Product Owner is the most difficult out of the Scrum roles. It certainly requires many skills and tools. Becoming a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) is great for learning the basics of Scrum and what is required of you to be a good Product Owner, but it’s only the beginning … Read More