"Come yourself or send no one."
This quote comes from W. Edwards Deming.
Deming was a management consultant who was sending a message to an executive.
Essentially, he was trying to convey that some things need to be experienced and cannot simply be delegated.
Some leaders may cringe at the thought of attending a course, especially if they're expected to participate when discussing a topic they have little knowledge of.
But Agile training doesn't have to be in the form of a
Here it comes, the typical consultant response "it depends". Agile conferences can be very beneficial but what it really comes down to is ROI. Does the benefit really outweigh the cost and is there really any way of determining that? Let's come back to that.
The main Agile conference is hosted by the Agile Alliance which occurred last week in Orlando (Agile 2017). There are typically over 2000 attendees.
Scrum Gathering (hosted by the Scrum Alliance) hosts conferences aroun