I really like door number 1 " having a consultant" come in and train everyone. Door number 2 has real disadvantages. I can't quote the studies off the top of my head but I know that someone that goes to training only picks up a small % of that training and to compound that by having them train the others is not a real good solution. A good start is so important that I would highly suggest the best training that the company can reasonably afford.
--- In email@example.com, "JackM" <jack@...> wrote:
> The more folks that are trained the better. One way to accomplish this is to have a consultant come in. Or alternatively send one or two folks for training and have them train the rest of the group. I'd advise both scrum master and product owner training.
> Hope this helps
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Emma G" <emmagarland77@> wrote:
> > Hi
> > I am a developer on an agile project. I am enjoying working in this way,
> > and can see many of the benefits over some of the previous waterfall
> > projects I have worked on.
> > However, we haven't all had formal training in the agile approach, but
> > instead have picked this up from the other team members, some who have
> > been on courses and fed back to the rest of the team. We also pick up a
> > lot of knowledge from the retrospective such as what to keep doing or
> > stop doing. I haven't yet been scrum master for a sprint, but there are
> > several developers who have (as well as BAs and one of our testers).
> > Therefore members of the team may have more knowledge of agile than
> > others, but I don't know if this could be detrimental to the sprint or
> > not.
> > Do you think that every team member therefore have some form of formal
> > agile training, or even scrum master training? Or do you feel it is
> > sufficient to pick it up from the rest of the team?
> > Thanks
> > Emma