Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) February 11, 2014
The Braintrust Consulting Group to Host Agile Training Classes in Des Moines, Iowa March 17-20
Birmingham, AL, February 10, 2014— The Braintrust Consulting Group will offer three Agile training classes: Scrum Essentials, User Story Workshop, and Kanban Essentials, March 17-20, 2014 in Des Moines, IA at Hampton Inn & Suites- Ankeny.
Scrum Essentials (Monday, March 17, 2014) is an in-depth one-day immersion into the world of Scrum. Scrum is a simple yet incredibly powerful set of principles and practices that help teams deliver products in short cycles, enabling fast feedback, continual improvement, and rapid adaptation to change.
Scrum Essentials is an ideal class for software architects, software developers, software development managers, and systems analysts who are interested in aligning development efforts around delivering the highest business value features first and increasing customer satisfaction and time to market delivery, among the other benefits of Scrum. For additional details about the Scrum Essentials class, please visit: http://braintrustgroup.com/class/scrum-essentials-se-des-moines-ia-17-march-2014/.
User Story Workshop (Tuesday, March 18, 2014) offers attendees an in-depth focus on how to gather Agile requirements and document them as User Stories. Hands-on exercises demonstrate key concepts and whenever possible, real-world examples are brought in from the course participants work in order to jumpstart an individual’s Agile product.
Braintrust’s User Story Workshop is ideal for business analysts, product managers/owners, and anyone who will be involved in writing User Stories. The workshop is essential for those who are interested in learning how to capture stakeholder business needs, produce effective User Stories, create better product backlogs and learn the method of story mapping for better User Stories. For additional details about the class, please visit: http://braintrustgroup.com/class/user-story-workshop-usw-des-moines-ia-18-march-2014/.
Kanban Essentials (Thursday, March 20 2014) offers attendees an in-depth, interactive immersion into the world of Kanban. Kanban is a method for managing the creation of products with an emphasis on continual delivery while not overburdening the development team. Like Scrum, Kanban promotes continuous collaboration and encourages active, ongoing learning and improving by defining the best possible team workflow.
Kanban Essentials is an ideal class for project managers, software development managers, senior IT leadership (Directors/VPs/CIOs/CTOs), Kanban team members and anyone interested in learning the benefits of Kanban as it applies to enhancing workflow. For additional details about the class, please visit: http://braintrustgroup.com/class/kanban-essentials-ke-des-moines-ia-20-march-2014/.
Each of these three introductory training classes require no prerequisites and are full of practical, real world techniques that attendees can implement immediately at their workplace. Hands-on exercises demonstrate key concepts and let attendees experience the benefits of the Agile approach firsthand. Additionally, members of the Project Management Institute will earn 7 Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward maintaining their existing credentials for attending each class.
The Braintrust Consulting Group chose Iowa because of the state’s reputation as one of the best places for business and careers, according to Forbes Magazine. Braintrust President, Brian Rabon said, “Our decision to host classes in Iowa was based on Des Moines’ commitment to the growth of technology-based companies. Through the efforts of the Technology Association of Iowa, Des Moines boasts a strong and talented ecosystem of technology professionals. We are proud to participate in their technology industry by bringing our world-class training to Des Moines.”
John Miller, CSP, PMP, will instruct these courses. Miller is an IT professional with over 15 years of industry experience. He is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) from the Scrum Alliance, a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, ITIL Foundations Certified, State Government Certified Project Manager from the Government, Information Technology agency (GITA), and a Certified Support Center Director from the Help Desk Institute. He is also a frequent presenter at technology conference and was a speaker at Scrum Alliance Global Gathering in Atlanta. As an Agile Trainer and Braintrust Coach, Miller blends people process, tools, and training into one seamless formula in order to help clients break through roadblocks, improve processes, meet deadlines, and exceed goals.
To sign up and learn more about the Agile approach to training and additional upcoming class, please visit: http://braintrustgroup.com/classes/upcoming/.
About The Braintrust Consulting Group
With offices in Birmingham, Alabama, Los Angeles, California, and Salt Lake City, Utah. The Braintrust Consulting Group is a worldwide leader in Agile transformations. Through practical, hands-on training and enterprise and team coaching, we help our clients learn, plan, and implement Agile processes, such as Scrum and Kanban. Our goal is to teach our clients how to increase predictability of delivery, decrease time-to-market, and improve overall client satisfaction.