Coaching Path to CSP and beyond FAQ

A coaching-based approach is a strong alternative to attending classroom based training. Unlike classroom-based training, a coaching program can be tailored to individual preferences and learning styles. It allows knowlege to be acquired over time, allowing deeper learning through practice and reflection. It also allows the learner to work with topics as they become relevant to their needs, further increasing learning effectiveness. 
That depends.

If your interest is developing deep knowledge and practical experience over time, and you have the ability to set goals and stick with an extended learning program, a coaching based approach may be the perfect option.

If you're interested in quick certification, a classroom-based training program may better satisfiy your needs.

Key differences from traditional builders:
* Minimalistic, extremely easy-to-use interface
* Mobile-friendliness, latest website blocks and techniques "out-the-box"
* Free for commercial and non-profit use

Program fees are established in cooperation with local partners. Use the contact form or look for a program listing for your geography on the Scrum Alliance website for additional information.
The time required to complete the programs vary depending on the individual. If you already have extensive experiece as a ScrumMaster and can readily demonstrate the required levels of competency you can progress through the program quickly. If you have just completed your Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training and have limited prior experience then it will take longer. How quickly you progress is largely up to you. Keep in mind that this program is optimized for depth and capability, not speed. Each program must be completed within one year.

This program is developed and run by Vernon Stinebaker. Vernon is a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) a Scrum Alliance Path to CSP Educator, and an International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

Vernon is an active Scrum Alliance volunteer, currently serving on the Certified Teams Coach (CTC) review committee and the CEC/CTC improvment committee. He is an alumni of many Scrum Alliance committees including one of the longest serving members of the Trainer Approval Committee (TAC).