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PMI Nashville September 2019 luncheon – Blending Agile and Waterfall in Project Management

September 10, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

About Event:

In the modern tendency, customers are moving forward with Agile for several factors. These include sustaining the ability to identify and minimize risk before it occurs on a project. Also, customers choose to begin their agile journey to “accelerate software delivery”. When customers use the typical waterfall model, they have to wait around 12 to 18 months for a project delivery cycle (depending on the project). This is expensive if anything goes wrong.

The thought of sprinting on a three-week cycle with a highly compressed release loop is very attractive. This allows the ability to see the product results more often, rather than waiting longer. Another reason customers are choosing Agile is that it “enhance the ability to manage changing priorities.” Since changes are inevitable, Agile is providing the ability to change priorities faster for better planning. Doing all of the planning up front (phased approach) does not work well when confronted with unexpected adjustments.

Even though Agile provides significant benefits, still we cannot discount Waterfall in project management. The blending of Agile and Waterfall is providing significant benefits to the customer. It provides for prioritizing the customer needs, quality of deliverables, managing resources effectively, and the ability to manage the project budget. We will discuss more about this. Stay tuned!

About Presenter:

Sathiyandrakumar Srinivasan (Sathiya) is a proactive, performance-driven professional with 15+ years of progressive expertise in leadership and problem solving. Sathiya has managed projects and programs for various customers. Currently, he is a Senior Project manager for AIG Insurance.

Sathiya has a keen understanding of business priorities and is a genuine team player. Sathiya is recognized for consistent success in developing the processes and procedures to streamline operations and enhance revenue performance. He leads cross-functional communication with high-profile staff, vendors, and customers. He is a versatile, innovative, and loyal manager, able to see the “big picture” while staying on top of all the details.

Sathiyandrakumar Srinivasan (Sathiya) holds an MBA and an MS in Computer Applications.

Sathiya is passionate about helping others. He is running study groups for those who are trying to obtain their PMP certification. So far, 19 people have become PMP certified successfully. His major interest is to help others to improve their career in the project management.

Sathiya has been a public speaker at several major events and conferences, including PMI Chapters and other non-profit organization events.

PDU(s): 1.5 (Category: Technical)


  • Event Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Registration: 11:30 am -11:50 pm
  • Program: 11:50 am – 1:00 pm


  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
    3106 West End Ave
    Nashville, TN 37203

Event Fees:

Regular Registration Members: $30
Regular Registration Non-members: $35
Walk-in Registration at the door: $40 (space not guaranteed for walk-ins)

Registration Close Time: Three days before event @ 11:59pm

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be sent via email to by the Sunday before event at 11:59pm



September 10, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Tim Larson


Maggiano’s Little Italy
3106 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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