Just put the finishing touches to the first release of www.ScrumMasterTraining.online while spending a few days in Cairo training Scrum Masters.
Over the last two years, we’ve had so many requests for Scrum Master training it seemed sensible to move that training to a separate website. In time, we’ll upload some useful resources for Scrum Masters too. For now, it just includes my two-day Preparation for Professional Scrum Master 1 course. This is by far the most popular course and is ideal for delegates looking to get their first rung on the ladder of their Scrum Master career. Scrum.org‘s Professional Scrum Master (PSM1) certification has become increasingly popular over the last few years and is a good basic qualification. I liken it to gaining your driving test. You may not be a very experienced Scrum Master, but the PSM1 assessment shows you have sufficient understanding of Scrum to help others understand it too.
It was great to spend a few days around the pool in a Cairo hotel tidying up the website. One of the things I really love about my job as a trainer is the freedom to work from different locations. Not always as exotic as places like Cairo, but varied nonetheless. I see this as they way forward for many folks in the years to come, as more and more of us become increasingly independent and flexible in our working locations. I’m not the only one who thinks that way, as the rise of coworking spaces in the last few years reveals.
It was also great to spend an additional couple of days training an enthusiastic group of Egyptian software testing consultants and helping them to get to grips with Scrum. It seemed very appropriate to be launching the new website in Egypt. The growth of Scrum in Africa and the Arabic-speaking world is another growing trend and I look forward to training more Scrum Masters in these areas, to aid that growth.