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At The Braintrust Consulting Group, our core mission is to help our clients grow. In addition to offering world-class training and customized coaching, we also strive to provide useful training tools, tips, and continued education. Utilizing our expert coaches and trainers, we are constantly generating new webinars, diagrams, and other tools to help you in every step of your Agile journey.

Upcoming Webinars:

November Webinar Two (Bonus Edition)

bringing a product to market- A Case study or braintrust on demand

Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST

Presented by Kate Megaw, CST, PMP

This 90-minute session will explore bringing a product to market. Using our recently released Braintrust On Demand product as an example, we will run through a case study from the initial vision, customer feedback, creating a Lean Canvas, user stories, identifying the Minimum Viable Product (MVP), customer interviews and customer journeys.. Earn 1.5 FREE SEU for listening in!
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Agile Events:

Additional Scrum Tools:

SCRUM EVENTS 101: SPRINT RETROSPECTIVE

Team Members conduct a Sprint Retrospective meeting where they Inspect their process and Adapt it for improved performance during the next Sprint. Watch the full video!

SCRUM EVENTS 101: SPRINT REVIEW

At the conclusion of the Sprint’s Timebox, the Team Members accompany the Product Owner and ScrumMaster to the Sprint Review meeting. Watch the full video!

SCRUM EVENTS 101: DAILY SCRUM

This meeting is an opportunity for the Team to come together briefly to discuss their progress, ask for help, and synchronize their efforts. Watch the full video!

SCRUM EVENTS 101: SPRINT PLANNING

The Sprint starts with a Sprint Planning meeting, where the Product Owner presents the highest Priority Product Backlog Items to the Team. Watch the full video!

SCRUM PROCESS OVERVIEW

Watch this video to learn Scrum framework before class! Recommended for Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) or Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) classes.

THE BRAINTRUST CLASS EXPERIENCE

Have you ever wondered what makes Braintrust different? This video will show you what to expect when you attend our Certified Agile training classes. Watch an Overview!

 

Archive of Past Webinars:

Webinar: Introduction to Business Agility

Presented by Rikki Schwartz | President of The Center for Agile Leadership

“Business Agility”—we’re hearing that expression more these days. This webinar takes a look at the following questions: What is Business Agility? Who is it for? What are the values? 

Webinar: Creating Psychological Safety in Technical Teams

Presented by Erick Fleming, CSM, CSD, MCSD, JCD | Certified Scrum Development Leader 

Learn the concepts and importance of psychological safety, plus tips on creating it in technical teams. Join us at Braintrust with Coach and Trainer, Erick Fleming.

Webinar: Tips and Tricks For Scrum Tools

Presented by Kate Megaw, CST, PMP, CAL | President

Are you struggling to size your backlog, having trouble getting through your to-do list each day, or struggling with writing good user stories? Here are some helpful tips for utilizing Scrum tools. 

Webinar: Introverts in an Agile Environment

Presented by Rikki Schwartz | The Center For Agile Leadership® President

Join to learn how to differentiate introverts from extroverts (it’s harder than it seems!), how introverts work and think, and how to harness the power that they quietly possess.

Webinar: How to Measure the Health of Your Scrum Team

Presented by Ben Floyd, CSP

Listen to this discussion on how to measure the health of your Scrum Team using 10 separate measurements that give teams a way to track performance, improvements, and regressions over time.

Webinar: Intro to Dev Ops – What It Is and What it Isn’t

Presented by Erick Fleming, CSM, CSD, MCSD, JCD | Certified Scrum Development Leader

This webinar provides a brief overview of DevOps and how it is helping organizations deliver value to customers in a safe, reliable, and quick fashion. 

Webinar: Transparency isn’t just for Teams

Presented by Brian Rabon, CST, PMP | 

This webinar explores dream statements for your organization and looks at tools such as corporate scorecards, holding team members accountable to one number, and 90-day targets.

Webinar: Effective Participation with Stakeholders

Presented by Kate Megaw, CST, PMP | Braintrust President

This webinar will explore ways to identify your stakeholders, facilitate stakeholder discussions, and involve stakeholders so they support an effective iterative delivery. 

Webinar: A State of Being—What Does Agile Really Mean?

Presented by Tom Mellor, CST

We’ll take a critical look at what Agility should mean, and the types of supporting patterns and anti-patterns that we should look for in an organization that claims to be Agile. 

Webinar: Scrum vs. Kanban – How Does an Agile Team Choose?

Presented by Brett Palmer, CST, PMP 

Brett Palmer will use real-life examples from his own extensive Agile experience to discuss the differences between Scrum and Kanban to help you and your Agile team decide which is better suited for you.

Webinar: The 4 Ps of Product Management

Presented by Anu Smalley, CST

Agile Product Management has provided techniques, patterns, and mindsets that have proven useful in organizations. This webinar will go over the 4 Ps of Product Management.

Webinar: Certification Maintenance, Renewals, and SEUs

Presented by Braintrust President Kate Megaw and Global Certification Manager TJay Gerber

Review the new certification renewal, requirements, and fees that went into effect on February 4, 2019. 

Webinar: Raving Retrospectives

Presented by Kate Megaw, CST, PMP | Braintrust President

There is something in this session for everyone; from beginners with no retrospective experience, to experienced coaches wanting to expand their “toolbox!”

Webinar: Fantastic Feedback – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

Presented by Kate Megaw, CST, PMP | Braintrust President

This webinar explores giving and receiving personal feedback and feedback for teams. We will look at appreciation, coaching, and evaluation as feedback techniques for individuals.

Webinar: Test-Driven Development (TDD) for the Non-technical

Presented by Erick Fleming, CSM, CSD, MCSD, JCD | Certified Scrum Development Leader

In this webinar, you will gain an understanding of TDD, including the pros/cons and strategies for adopting the practice. 

Express Webinar: Scrum@Scale Essentials

Presented by Steven Martin

Scrum@Scale focuses on the organization as a whole. In this webinar, you will learn the various components of the Scrum@Scale framework, such as scaled roles, scaled events, and enterprise artifacts. 

Webinar: Take Control of Your Technical Debt

Presented by Erick Fleming, CSM, CSD, MCSD, JCD | Certified Scrum Development Leader

This webinar provides an introduction to the concept of “technical debt,” how it can help and hinder product development, and a discussion surrounding strategies for maintaining a reasonable level of debt.

Webinar: The Authentic Self and Leadership Style

Presented by Anu Smalley, CST | Certified Scrum Trainer & Agile Coach

In this in-depth webinar, you will learn more about the “authentic leadership” approach to management and hear our recommended steps towards improving your leadership style to be a more Agile leader.

Concrete Actions I Can Take To Influence My Organizational Culture

Presented by Brian Rabon, CST, PMP | Braintrust CEO

This webinar explores the ways that authentic, value-driven, cultures make the difference between doing Agile and BEING Agile. Learn specifically what you can do to influence the culture of your organization.

Enhancing Team Collaboration and Performance

Presented by Bill Schaller, CSP, CSM, CSPO, CAL

In this webinar, we look at Royal Rumble, Crisis Junkie and Bobble Head teams to understand the nature of teams gone awry.

How Do I Show Real Progress on an Agile Project

Presented by Fred Mastropasqua, CST, CS@ST, CSP, PMI-ACP

Join us in this webinar as we break down real world examples of showing a project’s status and giving updates on an Agile project.

How to Facilitate a Meeting Even You Want to Attend

Presented by Kate Megaw, CST, PMP | Braintrust President

Listen as Braintrust President, Kate Megaw reviews her favorite techniques for running more efficient, more effective meetings.