I offer online coaching to software testers. If you are an AST member, these sessions are free of charge, though I ask for permission to retain & perhaps publish the transcript.
To book a session, use the green icon in the side column or send me a contact request on Skype (my id is Charretts).
For non AST members, or those interested in corporate coaching contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
What is a coaching session?
A coaching session is a one on one interaction, through Skype. Its normally 90 mins long.
A coaching session falls naturally into 3 areas, understanding the tester, the task and the debrief. I spend time understanding a tester, their skill level, what challenges they face etc. This helps me identify an appropriate task or exercise. I then take the tester through the testing exercise. I use socratic dialogue to help them understand their skill level and how it can be improved.
Following the task, I then take the tester through a debrief where we discuss the task, how it relates to their particular work consideration.
Coaching differs to consulting in that its the tester who works out the solution. Coaching sessions often involve additional work and I may ask you to email me information before a coaching session to better understand your context.
The coaching I perform is focused on improving your ability to test and its driven by what *you* the tester need.
Want to know more? Listen to the podcasts below where I talk about coaching
Video Interview CAST 2011
Podcasts on coaching
Article on CoachingTesters