Braintrust World Cup 2014 Pick the Winner Challenge

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  As we have several members of the Braintrust team that are avid soccer fans we have decided to have a “Pick the Winner” contest.  Who is going to win the World Cup?  Pick the winner and you could win some great prizes.       Prizes: 1st  Place – Authentic USA Away Jersey    2nd … Read More

Braintrust Coach John Miller Talks with InfoQ About Scrum For Education

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Braintrust’s own, John Miller was interviewed by InfoQ this week about his ongoing involvement in a project called Agile Schools. Through this project, John is working to teach Scrum to high school students. The project is focused on how schools can use Scrum to help teams of students to learn more effectively and develop themselves … Read More

Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP Just Got Accepted into the National Speakers Association

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Braintrust is proud to announce that we have another certification to add to our ever-growing list of professional credentials. In addition to being certified by the Scrum Alliance and Project Management Institute, this week Braintrust President, Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP, was approved as a professional member of the National Speakers Association. The National Speakers … Read More

Communications And Your Project Team

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Today is Christmas Eve. Gifts are bought and wrapped under trees all around the world. Everywhere kids of all ages wait with great anticipation when they can finally tear into those gifts and see what they received. And then, in some cases, there’s the letdown. The color isn’t right. Or I already have one of … Read More

Operational Applications of Standup Meetings

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The standup meeting is a hallmark of Agile. To recap, the standup meeting, sometimes called the “daily scrum,” is named so due to the attendees physically standing during the meeting. By its very nature, the standup meeting is intended to communicate status information very quickly as the meetings are timeboxed so that participants get to … Read More

Changes to PMI’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Designation

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The Project Management Institute (PMI, http://www.pmi.org) has modified the requirements for their Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) designation as of March 26, 2012. While the number of hours of experience and educational requirements have not changed, the types of experience and education have been relaxed somewhat. Specifically, the terms “project management experience” and “project management training” … Read More

Restrospective Every Sprint

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To prevent a project from getting overwhelming, project managers break down their tasks into specified intervals called “sprints”. (Alistair Cockburn recommends one month, others will say these sprints can be as short as two weeks). You reach these “mini-goals” one at a time, and ultimately you reach the final destination.(Read more about the definition of … Read More