Chapter Events

The San Diego Chapter holds regularly scheduled events. These events offer the opportunity for members and guests to learn about the latest in project management, share and exchange information, network, find job opportunities, and enjoy some refreshments.

PMI San Diego Balboa Flash Breakfast - 1 Leadership PDU

February 16, 2018
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Panera Bread - Hillcrest
1270 Cleveland Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103

Diving off the Waterfall into Agile and visa versa: Methodology Decisions and Strategy
Group participation and discussion led by: Cassandra Faulkner and Scott Conway

Registration at this venue is limited to 30 attendees. Register now to reserve your spot!

We will be meeting at the Panera Bread in Hillcrest at the large dining area in the back.  Some street parking is available, however, there is ample parking space available at The Hub (Shopping Center where Ralphs, Trader Joe's, etc. are located.)

Abstract: A common misconception in software project management is that in order to properly follow the practices outlined in the PMBOK® Guide, we must use a non-Agile or Waterfall approach. At this Flash Breakfast, we’ll attempt to address that and discuss how decisions are made around effective management of Agile vs. Waterfall hybrids. We’ll look at how organizations have been successful, where they’ve failed, and how organizations have used them together effectively. We’ll discuss topics such as:

  • What drove your organization to use Waterfall and/or Agile? Where was it successful and where could improvements been made?
  • What recommendations do you have for people transitioning from Waterfall to Agile? Agile to Waterfall?
  • What kind of training was provided to help transition resources?
  • What were common perceptions before making the transition and what was learned along the way to full execution?
  • What are advantages and disadvantages of both and how do you navigate through them?
  • What are critical success factors of Agile?
  • What are critical success factors of Waterfall at your organization?
  • What are critical success factors of using both methodologies or a hybrid concurrently?

To register for this event, please click this link: and then click the Join button. If you do not already have an account, you will be prompted to sign up for a Meetup account. Once you have signed up, you will be able to join our group, suggest topics for future meetings and RSVP.

PDU Note: To automatically receive PDU credit for this event you must have your PMI membership number for the event sign-in sheet. Without your membership number you will need to self-report and submit on the PMI website. Thanks!

7:00am - 7:15am  Sign In / Meet & Greet / Intros
7:15am - 8:00am  Roundtable Discussion
8:00am - 8:15am  (Optional) Networking / Closing

Service: Participants may buy items of their choice from the breakfast menu.