I founded Net Objectives almost 20 yrs ago. I have always loved solving problems and having a chance to earn a living by helping others solve problems has been a very wonderful opportunity for me.
I have long thought that training methods have had to change significantly to keep up with the growing demand. It has in some ways – simulations, games, group exercises, etc. But basically, training is how it has always been. Especially in the area of growing Scrum Masters or Agile Team Coaches. In particular provide 2-4 days of coaching and then either let them go on their own or pay a lot of money for a coach.
Learning how to be a coach is quite different from learning the content required of a coach. This content is missing from most Agile trainings in my mind. The best way to teach this is via a flipped classroom style (i.e., have participants read/watch something, give them an assignment, do Q&A live with them afterwards). This is not just a better type of training, it also easily scales. The real cost of training is not the $s spent, but the time lost, so it’s also less costly. This is what we announced today. If you have hundreds of Scrum Masters or other Agile coaches and need an effective way to grow them, please contact me.
See Coaching Academy for Large Organizations for more.