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Viewing Scrum vs. Waterfall vs. Kanban from an Agile Coach perspective


Your company may have adopted Agile several years ago.  Or, maybe your company is considering an enterprise Agile transformation.  

Regardless of your stage in the process, there are critical questions to be asked and challenges to be addressed.

  • How do you decide which methodology is right for your situation?
  • When should we be using Waterfall? Scrum? Kanban?  SAFe? Disciplined Agile?  
  • Does it even make sense for my team, project or company to be Agile?

This panel will highlight fundamental differences between popular methodologies Waterfall, Scrum, and Kanban and how each approach can advance your delivery framework and project management methodology.

Learning Objectives

  1. What are the key strengths of SDLC, Waterfall, Scrum, and Kanban
  2. what are the circumstances (project examples) in which adopting a methodology might be difficult
  3. What are the challenges with adopting each methodology enterprise-wide?

Panelist Bios


Amir Edjlali

Director Strategic Program Management


Mr. Edjlali has over 15-years of experience in product, project, and program management in several industries.  He has led transformation initiatives in start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.    Amir has used various project management methodologies and practices in industries as diverse and Social Media, Financial Services, and Defense. 

Currently, Mr. Edjlali is creating and ensuring alignment between strategic goals and customer value delivery at MasterCard.  He has also worked at Facebook, Fannie, Mae, Booze Allen Hamilton, and Northrop Grumman.  In addition to holding his PMP since 2010, Amir has his PMI-ACP and CSM (Certified Scrum Master).

Email: aedjlali@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amiredjlali/


Beth Ouellette

CEO & Founder

The Ouellette Group and MAGI-DA

Ms. Ouellette has successfully partnered with organizations across the globe to bring about strategic change.  She has a broad range of expertise in project, portfolio, and program management using agile and traditional best practices.

She helps executives develop organizational strategies. She combines business management and technology skills to help her clients mature their processes and deliver these goals. Beth was the 36th person to achieve the Disciplined Agile Coaching designation and uses these practices to create new and better ways of working for her clients.

Ms. Ouellette is a distinguished leader in the PMI community.  She is a PMI Fellow and past president of the New York City Chapter.  She co-authored the Program and Portfolio Management Standards and played leadership roles in developing the Requirements Management certification program.  Recently, she was the advisor and program manager for the Disciplined Agile Chapter Champions program. 

Email: beth@magi-da.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-ouellette/


Phillip Manketo

Mid-Atlantic Delivery Lead,

Senior Agile Consultant

Eliassen Group

Mr. Manketo is a multi-discipline Agile practitioner who has spent more than a decade leading the delivery of high-profile initiatives within technical organizations for Banking, Financial Services, New Media, and Federal entities. Additionally, he works across the organizational ecosystem to enable Agile transformations that radiate the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto. 

Mr. Manketo is actively engaged in building the Agile Community in the Mid-Atlantic Region. He is a regular speaker at area Meet-Ups and regional Agile Groups, and has also served as an AgileDC Board Member for the last seven years.  

Mr. Manketo is credentialed as a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), IC Agile Certified Practitioner (ICP), and Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP).  Mr. Manketo holds an MBA from the University of Miami.

Email: phillip@agilemeridian.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/phillipmanketo/


Alan Zucker

Founding Principal

Project Management Essentials

Mr. Zucker has over 25-years of experience leading projects and project execution organizations in Fortune 100 companies.  His agile experience predates the Agile Manifesto.  He played a leadership role in the agile transformation of a Fortune 50 financial services company.

Over the past 4-years, Mr. Zucker has been an instructor, consultant, and coach teaching traditional and agile project management practices.  He works with several national training organizations and developed the Agile programs for colleges in the Washington, DC area.  He has advanced certifications in Scrum, Scaled Agile, Disciplined Agile.

Email:  alan@pmessentials.us

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/alanizucker/



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Type of category: Online Event

Type of activity: Leadership

Date: April 28th, 2021

Hours: 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Number of PDUs: 1.5


Members: Free

Non members: Free

Students: Free