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

October 20, 2018
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Online - Attendees will receive details on how to attend the online seminar


Course Overview:  

Has your organization resisted transforming to Agile? Or, are you part of a team that wants to make the move but doesn't know how to start?

The most stressful part of transitioning to Agile in a Waterfall environment happens at the beginning -in the uncertainty of how to get started. First Steps Toward Agility virtual workshop reveals practical concrete steps you can take to begin incorporating time-tested Agile practices that will help your team move the needle. The key? You don't have to transition to Agile all at once -or even all together. There are several key Agile practices that waterfall teams can use to improve agility without going through the full Agile transformation and staying within the waterfall umbrella, or even adopting a hybrid Agile/Waterfall approach.

Attendees will learn how to adapt basic Agile practices in a waterfall environment. They will leave with the knowledge and skills to begin taking their first steps toward Agile transformation.

PMI Alignment: Technical 50% and Strategic 50%

PDUs:  4 PDUs will be awarded for this workshop

Presented by:

NK Shrivastava, PMP, RMP, PMI-ACP, CSP, SPC4

Course Objectives:

After completing the seminar, attendees will be able to:

  • Develop a strategy to gradually introduce Agile practices.
  • Decide which Agile practices to initiate as a starting point.
  • Gain a foothold to start adopting Agile practices with greater confidence.

Audience: This workshop is targeted towards managers and project team members who want to begin incorporating Agile practices. PDUs Earned: 4 PDUs (2 Technical, 2 Strategic) Class Schedule: This is a 4-hour webinar that will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Presenter: NK Shrivastava, PMP, RMP, PMI-ACP, CSP, SPC4, is lead instructor and CEO at RefineM LLC, an Agile and project management consulting, training, and coaching organization in Springfield, Missouri. A natural storyteller, NK draws from his decades of project management and Agile experience to help audiences absorb and retain concepts and leave feeling inspired to act and lead change in organizations. NK has presented on Agile and project management topics at PMI Global Conference (2012, 2014-2016, and 2018), numerous PMI chapter professional development events, and RefineM public courses and corporate engagements. He has served as an enterprise Agile coach for multiple organizations and is currently in an engagement with a Fortune 50 technology company. View NK’s profile at

Questions:  Contact Shruti Haralalka at if you have any questions.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:



$80.00 KC- PMI Member Fee
$60.00 Earlybird rate before September 29

$80.00 Non-Member KC PMI Chapter
$60.00 Earlybird rate before September 29


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