During the recent holidays Anderson and I had a conversation about what his journey to CST was like. We recorded this in hopes of helping offer some encouragement, advice and support for others who are headed down the path.
To help provide some background about the CST designation, according to the Scrum Alliance’s 2018 State of Scrum Report, there are over 500,000 certified practitioners of Scrum worldwide. Within that community, only 234 people are certified by the Scrum Alliance as being allowed to teach Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Product Owner classes. So, it is a rare certification to have and many people who begin heading down the path do not have a great understanding of what to expect. Hopefully this interview will help with that.
- 00:09 Podcast Begins - What’s up with Anderson
- 01:56 Anderson’s background as a teacher and how that led to him applying for Certified Scrum Trainer
- 03:10 How is teaching Certified Scrum classes different than teaching at the University level
- 04:39 Anderson’s 3 year journey to become a Certified Scrum Trainer
- 10:17 Being a CST is a lot more than just teaching Scrum correctly
- 11:36 How Anderson went from failing art exams in school to excelling at creating art in his classes
- 15:45 How big a role does experience working on Scrum teams play into teaching CSM and CSPO classes
- 19:25 Anderson’s advice for coaches who want to become Certified Scrum Trainers
- 25:20 Understanding how teaching all day impacts you as a human and planning recovery time
- 27:32 A word of caution for new CSTs who try to book too many back to back classes
- 29:32 Parting words of encouragement and advice for CST candidates
- 32:25 Getting in touch with Anderson
- 32:27 Interview Ends
CONTACTING ANDERSONLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andersonhummel/