Agile Mentorship Programme

Summary

Do you understand the basics of Agile and Scrum, but wish you had a coach or mentor who you could consult when you need some help? This new 12-month programme is designed to provide assistance to new ScrumMasters, Product Owners and developers.

 

What is on offer?

Month 1 to 4:

  • The mentee will receive one hour’s one-on-one coaching / mentorship with their mentor on a fortnightly basis via an online video conference (e.g. Skype, Google Hangouts, etc); PLUS
  • The mentee will have one hour of group discussion with their mentor and the other mentees on the programme on a fortnightly basis via an online video conference.

Months 5 to 12:

  • The mentee will have one hour of group discussion with their mentor and the other mentees on the programme on a fortnightly basis via an online video conference.

 

How many mentees will be on the programme?

One person will join the programme every 4 months. So, the maximum mentees on the programme at any time will be 3.

 

Do I get course materials and a syllabus?

No, this is a programme of support, not a training course. However, your mentor and/or mentees may suggest blogs, videos, books, articles, etc, when trying to help you. Whether you take their recommendations is up to you.

 

Do I get a certificate at the end of the programme?

No, this is a programme of support, not a training course.

 

How much does it cost?

The programme is free.

 

What happens after 12 months?

The aim is to create a community for past and present mentees. This will allow you to stay in touch with those you have met during the programme, and enable you to offer help to others. But there is no obligation.

 

Who can apply?

The programme is designed for people undertaking a new role using Scrum.

No existing knowledge or experience is required, but some knowledge and/or experience will not preclude you from being considered.

The programme is not intended for those with lots of practical experience.

There is no restriction regarding your country of residency, but you must be able to speak, read and write English fluently.

 

Is there a set time for the fortnightly discussions?

No, but you are expected to be accommodating in finding a time to suit your mentor and fellow mentees. Remember that the mentor/mentees might be in another country, so you may have to find time to talk during the working day and/or in your spare time. You will also need to be flexible as the times of the meetings might change during the programme.

 

Can the mentorship be terminated before the end of the 12-month programme?

That would be sad, but we understand that sometimes things happen outside our control, so, yes, the arrangement can be terminated at any time by either party without compensation being payable by either party.

 

How to apply

The next mentee will join the programme on 1 January 2015. If you think this should be you, please contact David (through any of the methods described on davidjameslowe.com) before 9 December 2014.