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The IBM Rational Unified Process: Training and Mentoring Models

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This chapter focuses on discussing the differences in training and mentoring. These are two distinctly different activities that are often regarded as the same at organizations. Training is important; however, mentoring is crucial.
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  • The significant differences between training and mentoring.
  • Training curriculum—open enrollment courses vs. goal-oriented project and domain-specific courses.
  • Transitioning from an implementation pilot project mentoring model to a full program-level approach mentoring model.
  • What makes a good candidate for a mentee (mentor-in-training) and what will it take to become a "solo" mentor?

This chapter focuses on discussing the differences in training and mentoring. These are two distinctly different activities that are often regarded as the same at organizations. Most everyone, including myself, will agree that training is important; however, mentoring is crucial.

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