Agile2017 Conference

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As you probably know, Agile2017 Conference is taking place this week. We’re very excited that Braintrust President, Kate Megaw and Braintrust Certified Scrum Trainer & Agile Coach, Anu Smalley will be co-presenting a brand new topic, Agile Leadership: The Power of Influence. If you would like to download the slides from their presentation, please click … Read More

An Interview With Our New President, Kate Megaw

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This week, The Braintrust Consulting Group officially announced that Kate Megaw has been promoted to the position of President. This announcement comes as current President, Brian Rabon steps into the role of Chief Executive Officer and focuses on growing The Center for Agile Leadership®. Kate has been with The Braintrust Consulting Group for more than … Read More

Scrum Alliance’s Certified Agile Leadership Program

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As you have probably heard by now, the Scrum Alliance has officially launched their new Certified Agile Leadership Program. That means that similar to Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Product Owner, leaders in Agile environments can now become Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leaders. This new emphasis on leadership did not come as a surprise to us at … Read More

Brian Rabon Selected To Deliver Opening Keynote at Global Gathering 2016

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The Braintrust Consulting Group is pleased to announce that our president and founder, Brian Rabon, has been selected to deliver the opening keynote speech at the Global Scrum Gathering-Orlando 2016. The event is being presented by the Scrum Alliance in Orlando, Florida on April 18, 2016.  In late 2015, Brian, a pioneer in the field of … Read More

Annual Performance Reviews – The most un-agile way to provide feedback

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I have one thought on the annual performance review, don’t do it! Think of all the un-agile things that are associated with this outdated practice: Blindsiding people with performance issues that you have been sitting on for some time People acting better (Coming in on-time, etc.) right before their performance review Holding people accountable to … Read More