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Mixing Oil and Water


Mixing Oil and Water

We are familiar with the traditional project delivery standards and models that still prevail in most medium to large organizations. Due to their perceived inflexibility, some corporate compliance and regulatory frameworks may represent a significant challenge to Agile Transformation teams.

Conversely the agile family of methods, emphasize a bias toward establishing a light weight and highly flexible approach to delivery processes for teams. Indeed, agile methods are potentially powerful at this level, but problems arise when attempting to scale at an enterprise or business unit level. Right now, many companies are struggling to reconcile team based agile methods with their more traditional governance based processes.

On the face of it then, we have a situation where traditional linear (waterfall) standards and agile methodology appear to be incompatible. But there’s a substantial population of practitioners who are forced to make them align and work together. This session will focus on exploring tips and techniques that illustrate how these apparently divergent processes can coexist, and even complement each other. All delivered with a focus on real-world pragmatism, practicality and a dash of humor!

Earn one PDU (Technical) for attending.

Stephen Gristock, Regional Agile Delivery Lead

Stephen is the Regional Agile Delivery Lead for the New York area. He has over 30+ years broad experience acquired across finance, advisory consulting, media, e-commerce, risk & compliance and software services sectors. Stephen has played a number of roles including Compliance Specialist, Advisory Consultant, PMO Manager, Process Improvement Consultant and Agile Transformation Leader.

Prior to joining Eliassen Group, Stephen worked at Thomson Reuters as a risk and compliance solutions manager, and as a professional services PMO manager. Prior to that he ran an extensive series of organizational and agile transformation programs at JPMorgan Chase. He has also operated as an independent consultant with clients in North America, Asia and Europe.

Stephen is certified as a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Project Management Institute (PMI) Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) and Project Management Professional (PMP).



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Type of activity: Chapter Meeting Presentations

Date: December 10th, 2020

Hour: 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Number of PDUs: 1.0


Members: Free

Non members: Free