Whether a freelance technical coach or a company sponsored internal trainer, the Validated Mending Trainer (VMT) provides the content expertise as well as the facilitation skills necessary to provide the Validated Software Mender I (VSM-I) to developers.

Benefits of becoming a VMT includes certification of VSM-I (Skill 1), access to Deep Roots’ content (Skill 2), and participation in facilitation practices (Skill 3). Additionally, there is on-going technical content support from Arlo Belshee as well as on-going instructional support from learning designer Marian Hartman, PhD.

The VMT is earned once all three skills have been achieved and demonstrated by co-teaching the first VSM-I certification.

Any team receiving training from a VMT pays Deep Roots a one-time content licensing for each VSM-I seat plus any fee the VMT charges for facilitation.

VMT Certification

Skill 1: Execute VSM-I Content

  • Tagging as a Process (TaaG)
  • Naming as a Process (NaaP)
  • The Insight Loop
  • The Legacy Testing Loop

Earns Validated Software Mender I (VSM-I)

Skill 2: Facilitating the Content

  • Mobbing Workshop
  • Module Facilitation Guide
  • Training Logistics
  • How to Demo without Lecturing
  • How to Retro without Leading

Skill 3: Facilitating Well

  • Managing Parallel Writing
  • Reading the Virtual Room
  • Authentic Assessment and Measurement
  • Iterative Learning Practices
  • Techniques for Guide on the Side