Are you ready for Advanced Certified ScrumMaster™?

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As you may have heard by now, the Scrum Alliance has announced the new paths to Certified Scrum Professional® (CSP). There are 2 paths that you can follow: Certified Scrum Professional-ScrumMaster® CSP-SM® Certified Scrum Professional-Product Owner® CSP-PO® As part of these new paths, the Scrum Alliance will be introducing Advanced Certified ScrumMaster™ (A-CSM™) and Advanced Certified … Read More

Braintrust President Brian Rabon Featured in New Issue of Better Software

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As the President of The Braintrust Consulting Group and as a Project Management Futurist, Brian Rabon is a leading expert on Agile. This month, he loaned his expertise to Better Software Magazine by writing an article entitled “Being Agile, Even If My Organization Isn’t”. In this article, Brian takes a closer look at what it truly … Read More

Scrum Executive Overview with Scott Dunbar

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Here is another opportunity to hear from another one of our Braintrust team members. If you’re attending the PMI Emerald Coast Chapter’s Spring Symposium this coming weekend, Sales and Marketing Consultant Scott Dunbar will be speaking on Saturday April 21. Scott’s topic will be “Scrum Executive Overview” at the Emerald Coast Conference Center in Okaloosa … 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

Leadership defines the container for the team to work in

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When you are a leader, you have to be in control. Remember that control does not mean micro-management, but it also does not mean sit back and let it handle itself. Your team needs to have the parameters defined for them as to where they can work, how they can work, what resources are available, … Read More

Out with command and control, in with servant leadership

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Have you ever seen an old war film where POWs are trapped inside a concentration camp and one lone leader emerges to usher everyone in the hut onto a team and ultimately to escape? After the obligatory battles and moments of tension, of course. Why is it that the POWs are not loyal to the … Read More