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PMI Atlanta Chapter - Agile Forum - 190618

Agile Forum - 190618

“The Odd Couple: Marrying Agile and Waterfall”
presented by Dr. Kathi Middleton, Momentum Education Services

The Agile Forum meetings offer an opportunity for professional networking and knowledge sharing with other agile practitioners as well as provide a learning environment for professionals interested in learning about agile techniques. Everyone is welcome to participate.            


The need to adapt business processes and innovate faster while remaining competitive has resulted in many companies beginning to use a hybrid model of both agile and waterfall methodologies. The primary difference in the methodologies is waterfall takes a phased approach compared to the iterative approach of agile. In this seminar you will learn the following:

• Why companies are moving to a hybrid model of Agile of Waterfall.
• Advantages and Disadvantages of Agile Methodology.
• Advantages and Disadvantages of Waterfall Methodology.
• Effective strategies of using a hybrid methodology approach to implementation.
• Merging the Metrics: How to measure progress and success.

Please submit any questions you may already have in the Speaker Question box on the registration website. 


An accomplished and inspiring Information Technology Leader and Educator, Dr. Kathi Middleton is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Middleton earned her doctorate in Educational Technology from Walden University and is a certified project manager (PMP) through the Project Management Institute. Her research agenda focuses on developing and leading the adoption of new and effective technologies for the next generation of young adults.

Additionally, Dr. Middleton has 18 years of executive project management leadership experience in the Healthcare, Finance, Telecommunication, and Consulting industries. Her areas of expertise include Cross-functional Team Leadership, Program Management, and Educational Leadership. She has led multi-million-dollar initiatives in startups and mature organizations including AT&T, US Bank and Intercontinental Hotel Group. Most recently, Dr. Middleton is a senior manager of Cyber Security Project Management at one of America’s leading healthcare organization where she leads a team of regional project managers managing large-scale security projects.

Dr. Middleton is also the founder of Momentum Educational Services, LLC, a company focused on equipping young adults and mid-level professionals with 21st century computer skills, career readiness and cultural awareness to thrive in their career. She is passionate about inspiring and equipping leaders to help them realize their potential.

Dr. Middleton also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Network Engineering from DeVry University and a Master of Project Management from Keller Graduate School. She is an active member of the Project Management Institute Atlanta Chapter, the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.

In addition to her professional life, Kathi is busy helping her daughter navigate through middle school. In her spare time, Kathi enjoys exercising, reading, volunteering and traveling.

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Matrix Resources, 1000 Abernathy Road, 5th Floor, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30328


PMI Atlanta Member: $12.00, Early Bird Rate $10.00 through June 11th.
Non-Member: $15.00, Early Bird Rate $13.00 through June 11th.

Forums no longer accept cash registrations at the door.  Please register in advance or via your computer or smartphone at the door.

Meeting content, presenter, and location are subject to change. Refunds will not be made for changes in meeting content, presenters, or locations. 


Earn 1 PDU
Talent Triangle Category: Strategic & Business Management

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Event Properties

Event Date 06-18-2019 6:00 pm
Individual Price $15.00
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