Introducing the New Certified Agile Leadership I

Over the last four years, the Scrum Alliance has gathered feedback from students and inspected and adapted their Certified Agile Leadership (CAL I) program. What was originally a two-day program is now broken out into three one-day classes: Certified Agile Leadership Essentials, Certified Agile Leadership for Teams, and Certified Agile Leadership for Organizations. Certified Agile … Read More

Five Things to Consider Before Taking a Virtual Class

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Covid-19 has changed the face of the training industry. I’ve been a trainer for over 25 years, but it has always been in-person training—from Microsoft Office to Certified Scrum classes. I always believed in-person training was the only way we could deliver an amazing learning experience for our students. However, with the complete pivot from … Read More

Why Do Braintrust’s Virtual Coaching

Many teams are having trouble communicating virtually, not being efficient, struggling with new schedules that involve childcare and families, or not respecting time zones and end-of-workday boundaries. We don’t know how long the world will be battling this pandemic, but we do know that teams need to be able to function and perform well while continuing to … Read More

Braintrust’s Work from Home Manifesto

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The Work from Home Manifesto Prioritize our work Have transparency Be prepared to be flexible and try new things Embrace the unexpected! Have a suitable environment (office, spare room, tools such as Wi-Fi, extra monitors, hands-free devices) Use collaboration tools such as Zoom, Mural, etc. Be visible on video calls Make your space your own—add … Read More

Using the Agile Mindset to Survive WFH Life

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One of the most-used phrases in Agile is, “Let’s be Agile, not just “Do Agile.” But what does that really mean for us in this new WFH era courtesy of Covid-19? While Agile frameworks like Scrum and Kanban have traditionally been thought of as an “IT thing,” the three pillars that support any Agile adoption—transparency, … Read More

Traits of a Dream Team

Most people who have heard of Scrum will know the roles involved, but they may not know the attitudes and traits that are important for the roles. This is an excerpt from the book, Scrum for the Rest of Us, by Brian Rabon and highlights traits that great Scrum practitioners have. SCRUMMASTER If one sentence were … Read More

Sharing the Agile Mindset

Has your Agile program plateaued? Do your teams struggle with becoming Agile? Here, we discuss the psychology of developing an Agile mindset that will lift your teams, leadership and organizations to become more resilient in an ever-changing business world. Check out the full webinar here. In the webinar, we: Explore creativity through exceptional intuitive thinking … Read More