Coaching Clinic – General Guidelines

Below are some basic guidelines for participating coaches on how to run a coaching clinic during Big Apple Scrum Day on May 1st.  Experience and working models of previous clinics (Scrum Alliance, Agile Alliance) have being used. If you have other recommendations or additional ideas, please suggest 🙂  .

BOARD: Coaching Guidelines (example from Orlando):

  • Wear a coaching hat – we shall try to get some from SA folks
  • Walk-ins are OK if we have capacity
  • Each session is limited to 15 min, unless there is no line
  • Appointments get priority
  • Business cards and follow-ups are OK
  • Do NOT sell services or proactively solicit business
  • Paired coaching is OK if we have capacity. One coach works, another observes. After – debrief.
  • Always, start off with “What brought you here?” or “How I can help?”
  • We can briefly Retrospect at the end of the day or, if not possible, later via email


BOARD: Participating Coaches (example from Orlando):

Coach’s Name Home base
 Gene Gendel  New York, USA
Zuzka Sochova Chech Republic
Bob Galen North Carolina, USA
David Liebman New York, USA
Jim York  Leesburg, VA
Kim Brainard  Washington, DC


BOARD: Coaches’ Availability

On this board, each coach will put his name (on a sticky), in a time slot when they are willing/able to offer service:

Time Slot Available Coach
8:00 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:00
9:00 – 9:30
9:30 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:30
11:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 1:00
1:00 – 1:30
1:30 – 2:00
2:00 – 2:30
2:30 – 3:00
3:00 – 3:30
3:30 – 4:00
4:00 – 4:30
4:30 – 5:00

Note: Time slots should correlate to the Event’s Main Schedule


BOARD: Appointment Schedule:

On this board, each attendee will put his name/discussion topic (on a sticky), in a time slot when they are planning to attend the clinic.  Attendees may request multiple time slots, within reasonable limits. Each request  = one sticky note.

15-min Time Slot During

Attendee Name/Discussion Topic

Morning Session Part 1
Morning Break
Morning Session Part 2
Lunch Break
Afternoon Session Part 1
Afternoon Break
Afternoon Session Part 2

Note: Time slots should correlate to the Event’s Main Schedule 

BOARD: Coachee’s Response:

On this board, every person that attended the coaching clinic will be asked to write a brief feedback on a sticky note (example from Orlando). They may or may not provide the name of a coach that offered assistance.   We, the coaches, don’t have to watch them doing it.  Once we are done with a coaching session, they can self-manage.

BOARD: Appointment Counter

On this board, we shall be collecting all sticky notes that were served. Attendees will be asked to post them there after they attended the clinic.