The Braintrust Consulting Group to Host Introductory Agile Training Classes in Nashville, TN

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The Braintrust Consulting Group will offer three Agile training classes Scrum Essentials, User Story Workshop, and Kanban Essentials, April 14-16, 2014 in Nashville, TN.

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The Braintrust Consulting Group will offer three Agile training classes Scrum Essentials, User Story Workshop, and Kanban Essentials, April 14-16, 2014 in Nashville, TN.

The classes will be held at the Homewood Suites-Brentwood location. Each of these three introductory Agile training classes require no prerequisites and are full of practical, real world techniques that attendees can implement immediately at their workplace.

Scrum Essentials (Monday, April 14, 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, April 15, 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, April 16, 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:

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 Nashville because of the robust software development industry that resides in Middle Tennessee. Braintrust President, Brian Rabon said, “Our decision to host classes in Nashville was based on the region’s commitment to technology based companies that provide an array of opportunities in fields from music and entertainment to healthcare. We are proud to participate in their technology industry by bringing our world-class training to Nashville.”

Kate Megaw, CSP, PMP, will instruct these courses. Megaw 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.

Individual attendee and group pricing are both available. To learn more about the Agile approach to training and additional upcoming classes, 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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