Scrum certification goes virtual
The Scrum Alliance announcing on-line courses for certification immediately prompted me to redesign my curriculum. The focus in the redesign is to provide the highest quality learning journey possible.
Active and Experiential
Learning through activities always improves the journey. Short lectures and videos are in both my in-person and virtual courses. Nothing long and boring. The Scrum Master course explores concepts through activities for deeper and longer lasting knowledge. The Product Owner course takes on a consumer-facing problem to solve and experiences the role first-hand.
Quality learning also increases as participants connect to each other. Working through activities in small groups allows learning about- and from- each other. Limiting the course size helps forge stronger connections between everyone. The small group leaves time for socializing as we move between groups and activities.
Differences from in-person
With a purely virtual journey time is spent orienting to the tools used along the way. There are tools for working and communicating together as well as to gather feedback. Shorter work periods and more frequent breaks are delivered in 50 minute periods with 10 minutes in between and a 40 minute meal break. Be prepared to have your video on and to be called upon.