Hybrid Project Management: The Best of Both Worlds with Greta Blash

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to: 

  • Differentiate between different life cycle development approaches.
  • Identify hybrid project techniques for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects, and determine which methods are most appropriate based on the context of the project.
  • Implement continuous improvement activities throughout the project to reduce risk, improve quality and meet expectations.


As projects adapt to changing business environments and their requirements, it is important to understand the context of each project and apply the best development approach to support project activities. Even though all projects focus on delivering value within given constraints, there are multiple methods and techniques that support different project objectives.

In this training, we’ll discuss the difference between utilizing a traditional, adaptive or hybrid approach and the benefits of incorporating the different approaches. Project planning is modified to not just be an activity performed at the beginning of the project, but rather a continuing activity to enable adjustments and modifications as they arise.

Since the different approaches require modifications to the scope and schedule, those two areas specifically can take advantage of the benefits derived from the various approaches. A greater emphasis is placed on both the up-front understanding of requirements and the continuous improvement of both the process and delivered results. This includes ensuring that the final result delivered to the customer is correct, meets expectations and delivers the required benefits.

This training utilizes engaging discussion along with both individual and group exercises and role playing to understand different opportunities for the adaptation of these project activities, especially when projects utilize a more hybrid approach.

After the training, the training material will provide you with additional sources of information and guidelines to support the planning and implementation of a project utilizing the combination of predictive, adaptive and hybrid methods.



    • Life Cycle Approaches
    • Initiating the Project
      • Vision
      • Project Roadmap
      • Product Backlog
    • Team Roles
      • Leader
      • Team Members
      • Customer Representative (Stakeholder, Product Owner)
    • Planning Horizons
    • Scope
      • Requirements/User Stories
      • Prioritization
    • Schedule
      • Traditional
      • Adaptive
      • Baselining 
    • Continuous Improvement/Quality
      • Verification
      • Testing
      • Review/Demonstration
      • Lessons Learned/Retrospective
    • Transition Solution
      • Transition Planning
      • Transition Activities
      • Production Readiness
      • Stakeholder Readiness 

It covered what I expected but also gave me a lot to think about, [and] provided practical examples, concepts, and techniques I can apply to my projects.

Greta is such a master instructor and has so many personal experiences to share. Plus, she gave students lots of good guidance and hints for their projects.

This course hit on many of the challenges I encounter and provided great feedback and suggestions on how to fix them.

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 0 5 2 7.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 0 5 2 7.00
PMI-SP® 0 5 2 7.00
PMI-RMP® 0 5 2 7.00
PfMP® 0 5 2 7.00
PMI-PBA® 0 5 2 7.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle




Greta Blash has extensive experience as an executive and consulting IT professional, both domestically and internationally. Her areas of experience include program management, project management, agile/adaptive development, business analysis, customer relationship management, and business intelligence.

In addition to her PMP® certification, she also holds program management (PgMP®), business analysis (PMI-PBA®), and agile certifications (PMI-ACP® and DASSM®) from Project Management Institute.

She is a frequent presenter at various PMI and IIBA meetings and conferences. She has been recognized as an SME for the PMI Standard for Business Analysis and Benefits Realization Practice Guide. She is a contributor to the PMBOK® Guide - 7th Edition and was a reviewer of the 5th and 6th Editions, as well as the 4th Edition of the Program Management Guide, The Standard for Earned Value Management and the Practice Standard for Project Estimating.

Training Information

24 September 2024
Start Time
8:00 AM
1 Day


Member Price
(US$705.00 before 12 August)
Nonmember Price
(US$910.00 before 12 August)
Government Price
Student Price

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