Living Your Values: You Made a Powerful Pact, Now Stick to It!

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CORE VALUES LEAD TO BETTER DECISION MAKING. This is a statement we can all get behind, right? Core values, by definition, are a set of fundamental beliefs which dictate behavior. These beliefs guide an organization’s conduct as well as its relationship with the external world. Used correctly, core values should guide actions, unite employees, and define … Read More

Emotional Intelligence & Agile in the Workplace: Consider Yourself a People-Person? You Must Have A High EQ

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Agile Relies on the Human Element During our certified Agile training classes, long before the “ah-ha” moments, attendees often cite several roadblocks they repeatedly face on a day-to-day basis in the workplace. All of their challenges often boil down to “the human element.” Professionals struggle when it comes to interacting with their peers or managers … Read More

Can Agile Work in Government?

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Deloitte Insights recently published new findings that show that major federal software projects are getting smaller and shorter. They also found that in 2017 almost 80 percent of major federal software projects are now classified as either Agile or iterative. Click here to read the full report. However, at The Braintrust Consulting Group we still encounter … Read More

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

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

Roles in Scrum – Attitudes & Traits

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Most people who have heard of Scrum will know the roles involved, at a minimum.  However, they may not know the attitudes and traits that are important for the roles.  This article is an excerpt from the book, “Scrum for the Rest of Us,” by Brian Rabon that will define some of the attitudes and … 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