Traditional to Agile Methodologies

Through real-world application, learn tools and techniques of software development and project management methodologies. Explore the benefits and downfalls of Waterfall, Interactive/Incremental, Phase/Gate, Lean, Kanban, Agile, Scrum, SAFe and Flex.

Understand how scope, product complexity, budget, resources, time and quality all contribute to determining if a methodology is right for your project.



Sally Anlin, PMP, CSM

Sally Anlin, PMP, CSM

Sally has over 20 years of experience leading teams to deliver high quality technical solutions that meet business needs. Her areas of expertise include: Building, developing and coaching high performing technology teams to meet business goals and objectives. Creating performance ... read more

Who Should Attend

  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • PMO Managers
  • Business Managers
  • IT Directors
  • Software Developers

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the pros and cons of various software development and project management methodologies, including: Agile, Waterfall, Lean, Iterative, SAFe, Scrum, Kanban and Leanban
  • Evaluate your environment to determine the best methodology for your company, team and project
  • Improve your personal agility to flex and adopt existing methodologies to mitigate project risk and maximize project success
  • Apply what you learn though practical application of a project simulation which utilizes and ‘compares and contrasts’ tools and techniques from both traditional and Agile methodologies.

Course Outline/Topics

  • Concept Introductions and Environment Context
    • Types of Work: Portfolio, Program, Project
    • Projects and Deliverables (Product, Service, Result)
  • Methodology Overview
    • Waterfall
    • Iterative/Incremental
    • Phase/Gate
    • Phase (Stage) Gate
    • Lean
    • Kanban
    • Agile – what it is, and what it isn’t
    • Scrum
    • SAFe
  • Project Execution Factors
  • Scope – Project and Product Scope and how it impacts execution methodology
  • Vision, Goals, Outcomes and Deliverables
  • Defining Your Project
  • Traditional and Agile Visualization of WBS
  • Prioritization
  • Traditional and Agile Estimation
  • Stakeholder Analysis and Communication
  • Scoping Secret Weapons
  • Assumptions and Constraints



"I liked the overview of different methodologies and the Scrum focus on day two. Sally has a good teaching style and personality."  —  Ted Thayer, participant

"Good explanation of most widely used methodologies."  —  Christa McCarthy, Assurant Health

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: Thu.-Fri., Apr 11-12, 2019

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Sally Anlin PMP, CSM

Fee: $845

CEUs: 1.4, CDUs: 14, PD Hours: 14

Enrollment Limit: 24

Program Number: 5027-11224

Registration Deadline: Thu., Apr. 11, 2019

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