The Braintrust Consulting Group to Host Agile Training Classes in Tampa, FL

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The Braintrust Consulting Group will offer three Agile training classes Scrum Essentials, User Story Workshop, and Kanban Essentials March 24-26, 2014 in Tampa, FL.

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The Braintrust Consulting Group will offer three Agile training classes Scrum Essentials, User Story Workshop, and Kanban Essentials March 24-26, 2014 in Tampa, FL.

Scrum Essentials (Monday, March 24, 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:

User Story Workshop (Tuesday, March 25, 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:

Kanban Essentials (Wednesday, March 26, 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:

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 Tampa because of the vibrant software development industry that resides in South Florida. Braintrust President, Brian Rabon said, “Our decision to host classes in Tampa was based on Tampa’s commitment to the growth of technology-based companies. Through the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, they are creating a friendly environment for encouraging tech talent. We are proud to participate in their technology industry by bringing our world-class training to Tampa.”

The instructor for these courses will be Kate Megaw. Kate is an IT professional with over 12 years of industry experience. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Management from the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) from the Scrum Alliance and a Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute (PMI). Kate is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) with The Braintrust Consulting Group and has spent much of her career managing and leading teams for various global companies. She also has served as Vice President for Professional Development for PMI Birmingham.

To sign up and learn more about the Agile approach to training and additional upcoming class, please visit:

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.

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