BADD 2017 - Breakout Session : Going Agile in a Waterfall World for Scrum Teams

In this session, we cover the use of the agile methodology in an organization that still has roots in the traditional waterfall ways of managing projects.  There are several steps we can take as project managers to transform our development model from waterfall to agile.  If you can’t completely switch to agile and discard waterfall, you can make the wise choice by keeping the best of both approaches.


Dr. Michael Durbin, PMP, PMI-ACP, PhD is a Senior Consultant with Daugherty Systems and the past Chapter President of the International Institute of Business Analyst (IIBA) in St. Louis.  Michael was a former adjunct professor at the John Cook School of Business where he taught both Project Management and System Analysis & Design.  He is a full-time PM/BA in the business community and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), certified Professional Business Analyst (PMI-PBA), and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM).  Michael has managed projects for organizations large and small, including Saint Louis University, Monsanto, Ralston Purina, Charter Communication, Express Scripts and Basler Electric.  Michael received a B.S. from Millikin University in 1991 and an M.A. in 1995 from the University of Illinois, both in the area of Management Information Systems.  Additionally, Dr. Durbin completed a Ph.D. in Education Administration at Saint Louis University and he continues to do research and writing on management and leadership topics.