What Does A Scrum Alliance Coach Do?

by Cherie Silas

In these videos brought to you by Scrum Alliance and its Agile Coaches they discuss what Scrum Alliance Coach is all about, what the benefits of becoming one are, and how you can start on that long journey.

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So you learned about some reason why to become a Scrum Alliance Certified Coach. But what do those people do? Read on.

Cherie Silas

So a Scrum Alliance coach works with organizations to help them become the best they can be. So we work with clients to define success by their standard and then work with them to find ways to step closer to that success. So it’s more about becoming a great business and having business agility and meeting business outcomes than it is just about focusing on Can I do Scrum or not? Training is great, and it is a part of what we do as a coach. But the added value you get of having that Scrum Alliance Coach on site is that when you leave training classes, we are there to fill that gap between knowledge and execution. So we walk with you side by side until you actually gain the skills that you need in order to be successful.

Melissa Boggs 

The interesting thing about being a Scrum Alliance Coach is you’re not just bringing your options and your knowledge. You are helping them explore their own, and you’re bringing the whole community behind you. So if I’m working with a client and they have a particular challenge, I can go to the other coaches and say, “Hey, I’ve got this challenge. Do you have any ideas for how we can open some new paths for them?”

Michael De La Maza 

The benefits of being a Certified Coach are numerous. One of them is a close relationship with the Scrum Alliance itself and being able to work with the Scrum Alliance on major efforts as it seeks to transform the world of work. And so that’s something I really enjoy. And I spend dozens of hours a year volunteering in various capacities for the Scrum Alliance. And then also the community which is great as a learning community and a sort of supportive community and also it’s great for business. One email away from all the trainers and all the coaches and that makes conversations with clients very straightforward, very simple.

Cherie Silas 

When an organization will stakeholder at me what I can do for them. I say that I can be a thought partner with them. And I can help them to define what success means; to understand where they are today, where they want to get to and to create a plan to get there, and then help them to actually implement that plan.

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