Setting the professional context (outer cycle)
A project management coach will work closely with an organisation (or the coachee / client if contracted independently) to identify the context and organisational/ business or role objectives.
Agreement of the number of professional reviews will be made. Often these are held as a review for a number of coaching clients from the same organisation.
A personal assessment is made for each coachee / client in order to allow them an awareness of themselves.
This can be done through 360 degree feedback against Project Management competencies, profiling tool-sets such as psychometric or neuroscience and/or personal review of self.
Setting the coaching context (middle cycle)
Work with the coachee / client on the output from the personal assessment and the definition of 'good' on their priorities for focus. Set goals for development. Set an initial action plan
Coaching (Inner Cycle)Actions
The coachee / client performs the actions that they have set. A record is kept (possibly through a log) of what happens in order to use this as input in to the process of reflecting.
Time is put aside for reflection, key learnings are recorder in the personal log.
Project management coaching sessions reflect on progress since the last session, provide challenge to the situational reality, look at lessons learnt and agree actions until the next session.
Reviewing the Coaching Context (middle cycle)Review
Regular reviews of the coaching context are organised. They are put in place in order to make sure that the goals are still valid and that progress towards them satisfactory. Priorities can sometimes change.
Time is put aside in each review to question whether a professional review is required. If it is agreed necessary then the outer cycle, setting professional context is initiated.
This can be deemed necessary if the Project Manager is looking to move up the career ladder, if progress is not satisfactory or if there are organisational changes planned.
Reviewing the Professional Context
A review if the professional context can be requested at any point in the coaching cycle.
There will be a review at the end of the coaching programme and it may be agreed that there will be additional reviews during the coaching programme (typically once every three or six months)