Project Management Institute

First Steps Toward Agility: Incorporating Agile Practices in a Waterfall Environment with NK Shrivastava


Topics: Project Management Business Analysis | Agile | Change Management | Strategic Planning and Implementation

Both traditional (waterfall) methodology and agile methodology have pros and cons and can be effective ways to structure a project. For teams that are not practicing agile, there are still agile practices that can benefit them. Daily standups, retrospectives, and many other key agile practices and ceremonies can benefit even a waterfall team. For many, the most arduous part of transitioning to agile in a waterfall environment happens at the beginning—in the uncertainty of how to put the initiative into motion. 

In this seminar, strategies and best practices to begin incorporating agile practices are revealed. Real-world experiences working with existing project teams to begin incorporating agile practices and ceremonies are shared. By initiating practices, teams start to understand agile principles and mindset and become better prepared to take the next steps on their agile journey. Specific agile practices, and how to adapt each one to a traditional environment, are covered.

Click here for full course details.

What You Will Learn

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

  • Develop a strategy to introduce agile in their organizations.
  • Understand the first steps to take toward becoming agile.
  • Learn agile practices that can be utilized by a waterfall team.

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®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
Technical Leadership Strategic Total
CAPM / PMP / PgMP 14 0 0 14.00
PMI-ACP / Agile* 14 0 0 14.00
PMI-SP 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-RMP 0 0 0 0.00
PfMP 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-PBA 0 0 0 0.00
pmi_talent-triangle_alignments_technical_rgb pmi_talent-triangle_alignments_leadership_rgb pmi_talent-triangle_alignments_strategic_rgb pmi_talent-triangle_alignments_rgb

Seminar Instructor(s)


Narendra NK Shrivastava

CEO of RefineM LLC and an experienced Project Management Consultant, Trainer, and Agile Coach. He is a highly accomplished, strategic, and business-savvy consultant with more than 25 years of experience in project management, risk management and process improvements. NK is an experienced instructor/trainer on project management topics and specializes in PMP exam preparation, project management fundamentals, risk management, earned value management and Agile.

Course Information

2 Days
7 - 8 April 2021


Member Price
(US$1456.00 before 22 February)
Non-Member Price
(US$1612.00 before 22 February)
Government Pricing

Not a PMI Member?

Become a member and take advantage of the knowledge and networking available near you through local PMI chapters.

Join PMI