Why get certified through Scrum Alliance?
Team coach certification process
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Frequently asked questions
CTC stands for Certified Team Coach. It is a certification from Scrum Alliance. With a CTC on your resume, organizations will recognize you as being certified with one of the largest scrum and agile nonprofits worldwide. The Scrum Alliance coaching certifications are certifications with substance: Your experience and qualifications are intensely vetted through the application process.
CTCs typically work with multiple agile teams, management, and stakeholders. While each context will be unique, Certified Team Coaches often work across multiple teams to improve performance and outcomes.
While you can certainly coach scrum teams without a certification, there are benefits to earning an industry-leading coaching certification. You'll have a globally recognized certification that proves your expertise and experience in this field. You'll have validated knowledge and skills, and a far-reaching support network of more than 500 Scrum Alliance coaches and trainers. All of these benefits can add up to opening up your opportunities and professional growth.
There is no specific number. However, if you have only worked with one or two teams, you likely do not have enough coaching hours outside of the scrum master role. The first person to qualify for CTC had 30 teams across three organizations on his experience list. Please provide details if you were working with other non-scrum teams or groups in your coaching, such as a product group or IT operations.
The answer depends on many factors. In general, take your time to enter quality answers. Reviewers can tell when an application is hurried, and that is unlikely to work in your favor. Do not be surprised if, for Part I, it takes several weeks to collect data and think about the more reflective questions. Do not be surprised if Part II takes even longer.