Re: [scrumdevelopment] Coaching the Coach - How Long?
- As other replies have pointed out, coaching itself requires a distinct
set of skills apart from the content of the coaching (Scrum,
engineering practices, whatever). How fast someone can become an
effective coach depends both on how much experience with and
disposition towards coaching they have and how much experience and
knowledge they have with the content. For someone with some natural
coaching skills and some agile project experience, less than a year to
competent coach may be possible. If you're starting from scratch in
either of those areas, my experience says it'll take 2-3 years if it
happens at all.
I agree on the combination of training and mentoring/apprenticeship.
For this advanced set of skills, I prefer to emphasize the latter.
This means that, even if it'll take 2-3 years to work unsupervised as
a coach, with support from a more senior coach, someone could be
functional considerably sooner.
Certified Scrum Coach
Founder and Principal Consultant, Humanizing Work, LLC
On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 11:26 AM, Dave Rooney <dave.rooney@...> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> For those of you who have established training "centers" for agile
> coaches within an organization, roughly how long has it typically taken
> for someone to go from "green" to a competent coach? I realize that
> each person is different, but there must be a ballpark figure.
> I'm assuming that coaches are trained through a combination of classroom
> training and mentoring/apprenticeship.
> Dave Rooney
> Mayford Technologies
> "Helping you become AGILE... to SURVIVE and THRIVE!"