For seven years I have been training, coaching and consulting on Scrum, Agile and lean software development practices. I have coached teams to deliver immensely successful projects in the public and private sectors and I have learned a huge amount along the way too!

Seven months ago, I started the journey to becoming a Certified Scrum Coach with the Scrum Alliance. I have been a Certified Scrum Master with the Scrum Alliance for seven years and a Certified Scrum Professional for five years. The application form is not for the faint hearted and ran to a significant 22 pages when completed. This was augmented by references from clients and an interview with the Scrum Alliance (which was the best part of the whole process!)

A few days ago I got the official word that my application has been successful, and I have now joined with only 56 other people in the world to be come a Certified Scrum Coach! It’s been a great journey getting here, but somehow I can’t help but feel that I have only just set foot on the path…

Fun Scrum Facts:

  • There are 207,839 Certified Scrum Masters in the world
  • There are 2,187 Certified Scrum Professionals in the world
  • There are 57 Certified Scrum Coaches in the world
  • There are 6 Certified Scrum Coaches in the UK

Nick is the CEO of McKenna Consultants Ltd, based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK. Nick is 1 of only 6 Certified Scrum Coaches in the UK. McKenna Consultants are a professional team of computer programmers delivering the highest quality software specialising in a broad range of technologies for windows, web-based and mobile applications, including apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Mobile. McKenna Consultants also deliver Agile coaching, consultancy and training to organisations of all sizes. For more information on the services that Nick and McKenna Consultants provide, please visit: http://www.mckennaconsultants.com/