UO Academic Extension

Project Management of Agile-Waterfall Hybrid Projects

Date: July 21, 2016
Day and Time: Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: OHSU Office, 9th Floor Conference Room 1515 SW 5th Ave, Portland
Presenter/Instructor(s): Kara McFall, Candice Quist
Credit: Noncredit
Fee: $0
Registration Deadline: 07/21/2016

The University of Oregon Applied Information Management (AIM) Program and the Northwest Oracle Users Group (NWOUG) are pleased to sponsor a lunch-and-learn on Project Management of Agile-Waterfall Hybrid Projects: Best of Both Worlds or Pursuit of the Impossible Dream? The Agile software development methodology was developed in large part to address known flaws with Waterfall: the need of long lead-times for requirements, the impracticality of freezing requirements, the high cost of changes late in the project, the long wait for usable software, and its reliance on reams of tedious documentation. While Agile brought improvements, there are also inherent flaws: customers may not be able to meet the large demands for participation, scope creep is encouraged, documentation is minimal, and user acceptance testing is a continuous process. In response, many organizations are exploring the use of a blended methodology to embrace the strengths of Waterfall and Agile while avoiding the inherent flaws.

Portland IT leaders Kara McFall and Candice Quist explore elements of a blended methodology. You will learn:

  • Strengths and weaknesses of waterfall and agile methodologies.
  • Key aspects of a blended model.
  • Examples of projects that utilized a blended methodology.
  • Tips for moving from your current methodology to a blended model.

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