"Joy and misery: that is the difference between being in a group with shared vision and one that has 
none. "  Software For Your Head ‐ Jim & Michele McCarthy

Greatness Guild proudly presents the Core Protocols BootCamp ‐ the experiential learning is 

intended for anyone who wants to work in the environment of excellence. 

This is a rare opportunity that TCP Bootcamp is conducted by its authors Jim and Michele McCarthy

Participants will learn the language of efficient teams and to master usage of the Core Protocols, a 

brilliant team building method developed by Jim and Michele McCarthy over 20 years ago and 

tested and used by hundreds of great teams since. 

Project Managers, Team Leaders, Agile coaches, software developers, software development 

managers, product managers, HR managers of IT companies, and anyone taking part in creation of 

intellectual product will benefit. If you want to maximize your groups ability to deliver an excellent 

product on time every time you should come. 

Your team can be ten times better

What does that mean?

That means your work team can get 10x more done, do it with 10x more quality, 10x faster, or with 

10x less resources. Your family can be 10x happier. Your school can be 10x more effective at helping 

people learn. Your community group can be 10x better at making life better for the people it serves. 

Even you yourself can be 10x more effective at getting what you want. In other words, you can 

be great. Your team can be great.

Greatness

Can you say these things about your teams?

1. My projects effortlessly complete on schedule and in budget every time.

2. Every team I’ve ever been on has shared vision.

3. In meetings, we only ever do what will get results.

4. No one here blames “management”, or anyone else, if they don’t get what they want.

5. Everybody here shares their best ideas right away.

6. Ideas are immediately unanimously approved, improved, or rejected by the team.

7. Action on approved ideas begins immediately.

8. Conflict is always resolved swiftly and productively.

The Core Protocols are one way to make teams that have these characteristics.

Core Protocols BootCamp with Jim and Michele McCarthy

A reliable way to learn how to create great teams is to participate in BootCamp. 

BootCamp is a 5‐day immersive simulation where teams can intensively practice the Core Protocols.

The intense Boot Camp experience includes all of the failures and triumphs that occur with normal 

team formation; the creation of a team‐shared vision; and the design, implementation, and delivery 

of a product. The days in each BootCamp are packed with accelerated team dynamics; what usually 

takes a year or more is created in a couple of long days and nights of exceptionally deep 

engagement. BootCamp takes the participants through a full product delivery simulation.

Becoming a Great Team

The training will teach you skills, but the main thing that BootCamp provides is the experience of 

being on a great team. Having that feeling makes it easier to navigate back to greatness once you 

return to work with your team.

BootCamps are helpful because they can produce a Booted team more quickly than if the team were 

to just use the Core Protocols during day‐to‐day work. Instructors help coach the team as they form 

a team and then deliver great products on time.

The new skills you learn help you notice the barriers to greatness that exist in your mind. Practicing 

the Core with others helps you strip those barriers away. Together with your team you use your skills 

and your greatness to ship a product. The growth is awkward, sometimes uncomfortable, 

challenging, and exhilarating all at once. You feel what being part of a high‐performance team is like. 

Because – you actually are part of a high‐performance team.

Some of the things you’ll learn:

● Results‐oriented behaviors,

● How to enter a state of shared vision with a team and stay there,

● How to create trust on a team

● How to stay rational and healthy

● How to make team decisions effectively, and

● How to move quickly and with high quality towards the team’s goals.

Have questions about Core Protocols McCarthy BootCamp Europe ‐ Fall 2016? Contact David

Papini (david@greatnessguild.org).