Being an Instructor is not about standing in front of a crowd reading through slides. We look for Instructors who:
Have an in-depth knowledge, and better yet experience, in Disciplined Agile. Our students prefer when content in a workshop can be related back to their day-to-day environment so our Instructors will often provide their own experience to provide an answer or offer an example.
- Are effective communicators. Effective instructors have the ability to adapt their communication style when their students "don't get it", and patiently go over material as needed.
- Are adaptable. Good instructors are able to determine the needs of the group, and focus more time on the areas where people's knowledge and experience are lacking.
- Have an interest in DA and in providing the best experience for students. If you aren't really interested, why would they be? If you are not passionate about DA, how can you get buy-in for change? If you don't believe in DA and providing participants with the knowledge they need to use it, your participants won't commit to using DA back on the job.
- Have empathy. CDAIs should understand the frustration faced by those who want to change and the blockers they face in providing that change.
Attaining your CDAI indicates that you are a trusted expert with proficiency in Disciplined Agile.
Nice to haves (but not required):
Step #5: Complete the administrative tasks