I am a CSM and CSP for 4 and 2 years now and I started my application to become Certified Scrum Coach about a year ago. The 25 questions and case studies scared me. I found some questions very odd – for example when did planning poker become a coaching technique? Isn’t that an Agile practice instead? And how can I define advisory and consultation skills vs facilitation skills vs leadership – aren’t these all facets of a good coach..i.e. the coaching skills asked about earlier.
In addition I suffer from acute procrastination when faced with documentation.
I picked it up again this year with fresh vigour and spent approximately 40 hours of hair tugging, brain dulling recantations of every Agile and Scrum experience over they years. I was then forced to distill these into the top three style question that permeates the CSC app. So far I have managed a grand total of 15/25 questions and the ubiqitous case study.
Still on high with the prospect of what I see as a valuable opportunity to get feedback from my peers I received an email prompting about my CSP renewal.. Read More