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

Artifacts, Roles, and Ceremonies – What Makes Up Scrum?

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At Braintrust, we like to say that Scrum is simply a collection of artifacts, roles, and ceremonies. Once you understand that list and how they work together, you can do Scrum. Today’s post gives a very brief description of what comprises each category. Let’s start with the roles. There are three basic roles in Scrum. … Read More

Recommended Reading List for Agile Teams

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My daughter is off to the library today because she’s participating in the summer reading program. I used to love that time because I could read for pleasure without having some sort of school assignment due as a result. While you’re off at the beach or some other vacation destination, check out our recommended reading … Read More

Evernote for Agile Practitioners, Part 3

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In this last of a three-part series on Evernote, we’ll look at a few more features that will benefit Agile teams. To learn more about the features that we’ve already covered, click on Part 1 and Part 2 to get caught up. The Agile world is filled with visual cues. Kanban boards, burn up/down charts, … Read More

Evernote for Agile Practitioners, Part 2

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A couple of weeks ago we introduced you to Evernote, the collaboration tool that has taken the mobile space by storm. Being the way to “Remember everything,” Evernote has something in store for Agile practitioners everywhere. The first post covered the basics such as which platforms support Evernote, the pricing models, and the concept of … Read More

Evernote for Agile Practitioners, Part 1

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In this first post of a three-part series, we will explore the online collaboration and note-taking site known as Evernote, found at http://www.evernote.com. We will look at its features and how it might be used by Agile practitioners everywhere. Evernote’s simple tagline is “Remember Everything.” This elegant solution allows you to create a note, which … Read More

Say Goodbye to the To-Do List and Hello to Personal Kanban

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How important is your “to-do” list in your personal life? While it is one way to keep track of tasks, there is an alternative that is much more powerful – the Personal Kanban. It might have a funny name, but what I’ve learned about this simple tool has powerful implications on the Agile methodology. In … Read More