In the technical world, everyone learns on the job. That process goes a lot better with good coaching. Coaching is more than giving pep talks, it is an interactive exploration and leadership of work in progress. A good senior tester needs to involve the whole team in testing, explain and demonstrate testing, learn from the testing of others, evaluate progress, and report status. Coaching encompasses all these activities.
In the typical project, the builder’s mindset dominates. Builders are optimistic, and that’s good. But the testing mindset has to be different. When you test you must look for trouble. Good test coaching can help people put on the testing hat when needed.
The RST method of coaching is not generic. It requires that the coach be a reasonably skilled tester. Using a framework of coaching heuristics developed by James Bach while helping hundreds of online testing students, Rapid Software Testing coaching is a systematic expertise-based approach that promotes a culture of craftsmanship and continuous learning.
This is a two-day class intended as a follow-on to Rapid Software Testing Explored.
This course is taught online in a 2-day (three 90-minute webinars per day) format.
Starting Time 9am Pacific Time.
The cost is $400.