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Blending Project Management Methods

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to incorporate agile and waterfall methodologies into a blended project management approach.

Many organizations are shifting to agile frameworks, while continuing with traditional project management methods like waterfall. Luckily, agile and waterfall aren’t mutually exclusive. You can use both methodologies, blending them to achieve the best results for your projects. This course compares and contrasts the two frameworks, so that leaders and project managers can choose the right approach for their teams. Kelly OConnell reviews the basics of waterfall and agile (including scrum and Kanban), covering their life cycles, strengths, weaknesses, and constraints. She then explains how to select your framework and measure team progress, so you can see how your choice impacts overall performance. Plus, learn how to conduct program and portfolio reporting when you are running blended, interdependent projects.


  • Choosing a project management method
  • What you should know
1. Method Overviews
  • Waterfall project life-cycle
  • Agile life-cycle
2. Waterfall Strengths
  • Waterfall and the triple constraint
  • Constraint management
  • Weaknesses of defined processes
3. Agile Strengths
  • Agile and the triple constraint
  • Agile constraint management
  • Weaknesses of empirical processes
4. Selecting Your Framework
  • Complicated or complex?
  • Decision-making framework
  • Choosing within Agile
5. Measuring Team Progress
  • Waterfall team progress
  • Agile team progress
6. Measuring Progress
  • Blended measurement
  • Next steps

Taught by

Kelley O'Connell

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