Through this online programme we provide mentoring and support in order to help individuals improve their skills, resolve particular issues in their teams or get feedback on their current approach to specification by example, agile testing, behaviour driven development, agile retrospectives and related topics. This programme is designed for individuals who know the basics but want to improve and need support, knowledge and ideas not available online or through training courses.
###What is in scope?
Anything related to Impact Mapping, Specification by Example, Agile Testing, BDD, ATDD and Agile Retrospectives. We can help implementing these ideas in your organisation, providing feedback on how to make specifications and tests easier to maintain or how to organise them, deciding what kind of tool you should use or where to start with automation, how to organise workshops, how to start changing the process. We will work with you to understand your particular issues or questions, provide ideas to try out and give you feedback on the progress. For example, the following questions would be in scope:
This is a mentoring programme, not contract development or hands-on consultancy. On-site evaluation, proof-of-concept implementation, preparing templates and refining examples or investigating technical issues and facilitating workshops is outside the intended scope of this programme. For teams that need that level of support, we provide a full range of consulting services separate from this programme.We’ll provide some general guidance on tools, but detailed technical tool support is also out of scope. In short, we’ll provide feedback, suggest improvement ideas, answer questions, but we will not do your work for you. For example, the following would be out of scope:
We’ll start with a short phone call to understand your needs and objectives, and then we’ll continue the conversation by e-mail. We will answer your e-mails typically the next working day for an initial period of one month.
###What if we don’t finish in one month?
We won’t be very strict about the end date, so if the end is in sight and you need a bit more help after 30 days, we’ll provide the additional feedback you need for free. If there is a lot more work to do, or if you want to keep getting support from us, we’ll give you preference over new applicants for the second group to extend the engagement.
The remote mentoring service is provided as an email-based service for a single point of contact per client.
###What if I need a NDA, purchase order, or something that is different from these terms?
We’ll be happy to help. We can provide consulting services under NDAs, go through purchase approval processes and everything else, but through our standard on-site consulting engagements. Contact us to get a quote for that.