I’ve recently been given the task to look at how we can officially run a test mentoring scheme at my company, as we currently have no such scheme at all sadly :(.
I’ve got some ideas of my own, but I was wondering how the rest of the industry is doing this?
Some ideas I’ve had:
The role can be a “mantle” that people pick up for a specified time, a bit like a Fire Marshal. For example, Barry is going to be the Test Mentor or Coach for the next 6 months. He’ll run surgeries, be available for 1:1 sessions at people’s desks to be a sounding board and potentially promote testing around the rest of the company to areas where there is no testing resource.
Alternatively, it could be done as a buddy scheme, for example, if someone feels they need some guidance, or for new entrants. A more senior member of the team would be made available to spend some time with them each week.
If anyone has any advice, or knows of any good articles, please let me know!
Any help will be much appreciated!