Waterfall to Agile:
How to Change Your Documentation Style

Terrell Smith, MPA, PMP, CBAP, PBA, ACP, ICP
Senior Trainer and Consultant for Corporate Education Group

Course ID: BAW1322 / Duration: 1 Hour / Credits: 1 PDU

About the Webinar

As organizations move from a traditional waterfall methodology to Agile; a question that is often asked is, "How do I begin to adapt from my current process documentation to an Agile approach?" This webinar will explain how you can apply Agile documentation practices side by side with traditional documentation methods.  The two life-cycle methods, as they relate to documents, will be compared and contrasted. You will receive practical guidance for project documentation, where a blend of both traditional waterfall and Agile projects may exist. The big question to be addressed is, "How does the documentation compare and how do I become more Agile?"

This webinar will highlight and examine methods to prepare documentation for Agile projects when transitioning from waterfall to Agile, including:

• Parallel worlds: Agile and waterfall - documentation comparisons

• Moving to iteration-oriented development - Five levels of Agile planning

• A deeper look at Agile documentation

• Iteration zero - what kind of documentation?

• Agile documentation recommendations


About the Presenter


Terrell Smith, MPA, PMP, CBAP, PBA, ACP, ICP, is a Senior Trainer and Consultant for Corporate Education Group. Terrell comes from both business and technical backgrounds, having worked in corporate and government environments. With over 25 years of experience in a wide range of project management and business analysis assignments, he brings concepts to life in a practical easy to apply manner. Terrell has assisted clients in the development of project management methodologies, risk assessments, quality management, agile methods, problem solving, rescuing troubled projects, implementing business analysis best practices, and team building. He has been facilitating classes/workshops for over 10 years in both the traditional and virtual classrooms.

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