There's no U in Coach - 17 February 2021 (New York, US Timezone)

99-Minute Workshops, the brand new addition to Ministry of Testing’s learning platform available only to our Pro Members.

Our short, instructor-led, workshops are the perfect way to explore and experiment with new ideas, keep updated with new tools and approaches to testing. Broadening your understanding of what it means to be a valuable member of a modern software development team.

There's no U in Coach

Explore some of the more common coaching methods in this interactive and fun workshop with Lindsay Strydom and Gareth Waterhouse on the 17th of February 2021 at 1 PM (New York, US Time).

After this workshop, you will be able to imagine how you could use these techniques in a team setting to coach teams in a quality mindset, name some different coaching frameworks, articulate which is the most appropriate for a given scenario and complete some breakout coaching sessions, construct some powerful questions - examine the difference between and open and closed questions, describe the responsibilities of a coach and coachee in a coaching relationship and examine the difference between coaching and mentoring and assess which is the best approach to use in different situations.

 

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Instructors

Gareth Waterhouse

Gareth Waterhouse

Lead QA Engineer

Lindsay Strydom

Lindsay Strydom

Senior QA Engineer

Workshop

Coaching is about unleashing the ability and the skills in everyone to help them be as awesome as they can be and it's an amazing feeling.  It can, however, be hard to find the people and the time to actually practice your coaching skills, especially in high pressure environments where you’re dealing with people in real life situations. This interactive and fun workshop will explore some of the more common coaching methods, just what we mean when we say powerful questions (a really useful skill to have as a Tester) and how to go about asking them.  Please bring some problems (or decisions) along to the session that you'd like to be coached on! 

Takeaways

Imagine how you could use these techniques in a team setting to coach teams in a quality mindset.

Name some different coaching frameworks, articulate which is the most appropriate for a given scenario and complete some breakout coaching sessions using these techniques.

Construct some powerful questions - examine the difference between and open and closed questions.

Describe the responsibilities of a coach and coachee in a coaching relationship.

Examine the difference between coaching and mentoring and assess which is the best approach to use in different situations.

Gareth Waterhouse
Seasoned QA with a decade of experience, father of two and Sunderland fan (please don't hold that against us). Regularly attends QA/Testing meetups and has given numerous presentations at meetups. Always looking at ways to develop others. Regularly blog about things that I think may be of interest.
@gwaterhouse85
http://www.testingthewaterhouse.com
Lindsay Strydom
Reformed Luddite and accidental QA with years of experience in testing e-commerce native and web applications. Keen gardener and charity shop enthusiast.
@strydom_lindsay