Friday, April 14, 2017

Why I decided to become Professional Scrum Trainer (PST)

I have been teaching Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) course in India and other part of Asia for last 3-4 years and could have decided to take path of Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). It's also not true that I didn't think about it and didn't want to be one of the CST.
So my Professional Scrum Trainer story start with my hunt for agile coaching assignment during 2015 winter. I reached out a PST asking work for me especially for scrum and engineering coach. He tried but there was no available position in his company at that time for consultant. But he suggested to try PST because it will open many door for me. I took his advice seriously and started my journey by passing Professional Scrum Master - I with 95% as this was the first requirement. Went to Netherlands and London to attend my PSM-TTT and PSD-TTT.
But somehow I decided not to pursue PST after attending TTT because I didn't want to stop teaching CSD course. A course that gave me identify in my community and course that I love teaching all the time. Scrum Alliance came with EST (Endorsed Scrum Trainer) in September 2016 and I thought of trying but that didn't workout either. Here come December 2016 and I was asked once again what I am planning for? But by that time I was sure not to choose CST as option. I started hearing lot more quality issues of Scrum Alliance certifications especially CSM and CSP. I don't want to discuss something that everyone knows about.
I took few days off in December to decide about it. Since I am a teacher and coach so do I need any license to teach or coach? No. So why need license either CST or PST? It's not about me but about people to whom I teach. If about students then my not to give best to them. Here I am with best for my student after going through some tough processes to become PST like passing PSD-1, PSM -III with 95% and clearing peer review (I think it was one the biggest panel during Xmas holiday).
It wasn't for me but for the people I teach. This line has helped me a lot in deciding my path. Something good happened just after clearing PST. You know what? Scrum Alliance has updated REP agreement in December and now I can even teach my CSD as well.
Here I am with courses that my students like learning. Write to me if you wanted to become Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) or wanted to attend my workshop to learn something real and fruitful. I organize Professional Scrum Master (PSM) and Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) training in Chennai, Bangalore, Colombo, Jakarta, Singapore, Manila, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.