Yes, I did it: I am a CTC now, a Scrum Alliance Certified Team Coach.
What does that mean?
For me it meant …
- a long time journey of Scrum Alliance certificates: starting with a CSM / Certified Scrum Master, later a CSPO / Certified Product Owner, again some time later a CSD / Certified Scrum Developer: these are participating and learning in a class room (and for the CSM also doing and passing an online test)
- and somewhere in between I did a CSP / Certified Scrum Professional for which I had to proof 3 years of experience in agile teams (as team member, Scrum Master and/or Product Owner), and 70 SEUs, Scrum Education Units: which can be earned with Scrum Alliance courses or conferences, other agile associated courses or (un-)conferences, Scrum User groups, and learning by reading and so on.
And it also meant to …
- fill out a long questionnaire about my experience and my knowledge on Agile and Scrum topics
- and long means approx. 60 pages of writing and lots of learning!
- reflect on my approaches of coaching agile teams
- reflect on the trainings I am doing
- reflect on all the trainings I had and to summarize what I learned there and what it means for me in my daily work and how I integrate there
- be patient to wait on the reviewers’ answers
- discuss and learn from the feedback that I am getting, from colleagues, mentors, reviewers
- sharpen my senses, be more specific, learn!
It was a great journey that I took and I am happy about it.
Thank you to all who encouraged me, discussed with me, challenged me, believed in me!
And I am looking forward to what comes next…