Too often the person standing at the front of the room is a dedicated trainer who hasn’t had any practical experience of the subject they are teaching in years. This means that they probably know the text book and the syllabus really well, but they have not come up against the challenges of implementing it in practice. I know from my own experience that I learn more from doing than from someone showing me a hundred slides on a subject, so is there knowledge really that in depth?
Just reading the book and presenting the slides is surely only a superficial understanding. Implementing agile project management is tough. There are lots of challenges from project managers and project teams with lots of experience in waterfall methods such as PRINCE2 or PMI who don’t want to change how they do things.
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