Mentoring program for a group of 30 people inspired by Super 30 to develop good quality of coach and trainer in agile space. Core focus area is group learning, creating platform for sharing knowledge, creating opportunities for co-training and co-coaching.

Program will help in enhancing skills in the area of training, presentation, facilitation, communication and coaching. Program focuses on 4 different tracks – Agile Process Track, Agile Technical Track, Agile Product Development Track and Agile Leadership Track.

Program may help you in becoming Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Certified Team Coach (CTC), CTI-CPCC or ICP – Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

Note: – Above certification is not the goal for this program but if someone wants to pursue then “Agile 30” program will be very helpful.

Program Cost

There is no charge for this program. You have to share cost if group invite paid coaches and trainers for any program (optional).

Why I am doing it?

  • Will help me learn a lot through group
  • May help me in getting good work if you do good
  • May help in gaining fake popularity 🙂

This thought came during Global Scrum Gathering, Bangalore, 2016.  I met many people in that conference and realized people came to conference looking for guidance to become coach/trainer, looking coaching opportunity, training assignment or wondering what to do next in agile space etc. From there I started thinking about it and reached out many known trainers and coaches seeking their view. Finally, starting this initiative from March 2017.

I wanted to make it paid mentoring program but learning should not be commercial as long as someone can afford.

What I will be doing?

I am not an expert but I have enough time to design program, facilitate and connect to right person for further learning. Below is some of the activities that I will be doing for you.

Managing Group

Managing group email, WhatsApp, organizing meetup and conferences etc.

Assessment and Feedback

Although this is free program for you but going to cost a lot to me in terms of time. I would prefer to ensure I am facilitating right candidates with right mindset. I would like to understand why you wanted to join this program, what all you have done so far, where you want to go and how I can help you? Not only when you join this group but continuously.

Design and Facilitate Learning

I will design program for group based on input such as what we need to learn and from whom? If we need to engage any external coach, trainer or facilitator then I will be arranging it for group. Obviously, group has to share cost for such activities.

Partner to your journey

Duration of this program is 9 months but can be shorter based on individual knowledge and experience. Works for me includes coaching, teaching, providing opportunity to speak through meetups/ conferences, review your presentation skills, arranging co-training/co-coaching as well as arranging paid training and coaching for you. Not an easy job but hoping to utilize my experience and connection to see how best I can do all these for this group.

What is expected from you?

Willingness to learn and help group in learning. Maintain group ethics, policies and procedures.

Availability for Group Activity

Group will be organizing half-day meetup every quarter in 6 cities of India. You are required to attend it as both organizer as well as speaker. This is an opportunity for feedback so will have another half day only for group learning.

You should be able to organize 2 half-day meetups per quarter in your city with help of other group members. Group will try to find out venue for free but your availability is must.

Available to Coach and Train

Group will arrange opportunities for you to deliver 5-8 trainings during this program as per your interest areas. Paid and Free.

Available to Co-Train/Coach

Group will try to connect with trainer and coach to work with but can’t ensure you co-training/coaching. Even if you don’t get opportunity immediately, group will try get feedback so members can prepare well before approaching again. Be available when opportunity knock on your door and prepare to travel different location as well.

Share Cost for External Training and Coaching Expenses

This is one the good thing we can do. Individual training and coaching program is expensive and many times not available here. We can invite coaches and can negotiate rate exclusively for group. I will ensure such learning must be available at lowest possible rate for group.

How to join this group

Send me your detailed profile on naveen@agilemania.com with below details.

  1. Why you wanted to do?
  2. Total experience in Agile Methods?
  3. What all agile certificates you have so far?
  4. Which track you wanted to follow?
  5. Any experience in teaching so far?
  6. Any coaching experience?
  7. Working full-time or as consultant?
  8. Will you be available to take up coaching/training assignment?
  9. Will you be able to give 2-3 days every month?

Terms and Conditions

  1. You have to represent “Agile 30” through social event like meetups, conference and seminar etc.
  2. Inform group if you are taking any assignment outside group to ensure transparency for better planning
  3. Program is for 9 months and no extension beyond 9 months
  4. Out of group if don’t attend 2 subsequent learning events
  5. Once out of group means out of group there is no way to join back
  6. Write articles, prepare video contents and run webinar under “Agile 30” till the time you are associated with us.
  7. We may charge minimum amount per month as membership fee if situation demands. Especially to take care our regular expenses for venue. This is least likely because hoping to get good support for venue but possible.

4 Comments

  1. Harihara Prasath-Reply
    February 8, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Great Initiative

  2. Pradip Ghosh-Reply
    February 8, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Excellent initiative sir. I was recently commenting on Tobias Mayer’s some bold & true initiates in London when I was thinking why we don’t have any such people in our country who can take such bold decisions. I see you heard me exactly that time. Accept me whole heartedly for any contribution for such programs.

  3. Avinash Bais-Reply
    February 10, 2017 at 5:06 am

    first of all : Take a Bow for your initiative; this takes lot of dedication to start with and yes i like the term and condition part very much.
    I would be happy to be part of the Group, Let me drop a details you asked.
    Thank you Naveen and I know this is gonna be awesome program…

  4. Shivaprakash-Reply
    February 11, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Beautiful sir, you thoughts always helpful. I would happy to part of this programme.

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