PMIWDC Fair Lakes Luncheon | Hybrid Project Management: Using Agile With Traditional PM Methodologies to Succeed on Modern Projects

About the Program

Join us for networking between 11:45 and noon prior to our presentation "Hybrid Project Management: Using Agile With Traditional PM Methodologies to Succeed on Modern Projects" which starts at noon.

Compared to a few decades ago, companies today are faced with a much more challenging environment providing successful products and solutions for their customers. They are dealing with global competition, very rapid change in technologies, and tremendous volatility in economic conditions. As project managers, we are helping our companies survive in this difficult landscape. We are “agents of change” and “drivers of change.” The most important project management methodology today that will help us deal with this change and this volatility is Agile. However, no one process or project management methodology fits all situations! Agile is not a panacea for all projects. Many times, our projects are large enough and complex enough that some parts of the project are best suited to using a predictive planning approach, and other parts are more suited to using Agile. Therefore, a hybrid approach that mixes the traditional, waterfall approach with Agile is really required in many situations today. The agile community oftentimes has quite a negative view of hybrid approaches. Key writers on Agile often say that attempting to use hybrid will corrupt all attempts to use Agile, and will result in failure. In this book, the argument is made that integrating these methodologies can be done if approached the right way, and in fact, this is necessary today.

About the Speaker

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Mark Tolbert

Mark has over 30 years of experience in I.T., including 27 years at Hewlett-Packard. He successfully managed support programs and projects within HP Services from 1994 through 2007. The programs and projects included a large E-Selling program, a multi-vendor support program for a large telecommunications company, data center relocation projects, and MDM (Mobile Device Management) programs. Since leaving HP in June of 2007, Mark has been teaching PMP Prep classes. Mark has taught for several leading education companies including Velociteach and Edwell programs. His company, Best Practices Team has been providing corporate PMP Prep classes and PMI-ACP classes for the past 12 years, and regularly provided classes for PMIWDC – (from 2012 through 2019). Best Practices Team has been the preferred provider of PMP Prep classes for the U.S. Census Bureau for the past ten years. Mark earned his PMP in 1995 and earned the PMI-ACP certification in 2015. Mark and has been very active in the Washington, DC PMI chapter for the past 25 years. He has served on a number of board positions for the chapter. Mark served as Trustee of the Chapter from 2009 through 2013. Mark is very passionate about project management, and believes adopting the best project management practices and skills is crucial to the success of enterprises today. Mark is a long time resident of Northern Virginia, and currently lives in Annandale with his wife Linda.

About Fair Lakes Luncheons

PMIWDC's free monthly brown bag luncheons in Fair Lakes Virginia.

PMI Membership is not required, nor is preregistration. This forum provides local education, networking and the opportunity for certified program managers to earn continuing education credits (PDUs).

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Event Details

Date & Time

6 December 2022

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST-05:00)



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