Leadership and Business Skills in a Waterfall & Agile World

Friday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AMEric Bloom

Project management and Business Analysis, more than ever, comes in many shapes and styles. Traditional projects are generally managed top-down, most often using a Waterfall methodology. On the other end of the spectrum, Agile based projects are led by a Scrum Master using servant leadership principles. In addition to leadership differences, these two methodologies dramatically differ on virtually all other project processes, artifacts, and concepts. WAgile style projects are all those activities containing attributes of both.


In this presentation you will:

  • Deepen your knowledge and insights on the benefits and challenges of a blended Waterfall/Agile environment
  • Learn which specific leadership, business and interpersonal communication skills maximize the effectiveness of Project Managers, Scrum Master, Business, Analysts, Product Owners, and other project players


Eric Bloom

Eric Bloom is the Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute, TEDx speaker, #1 Amazon bestselling author, former nationally syndicated columnist, contributing writer to CIO.com, technologist, and a research advisor for International Data Corporation (IDC).   Prior to his current role, Eric was a senior IT executive at various firms such as Fidelity Investments, Monster.com and Independence Investments.


Eric is also the Past President of National Speakers Association New England, Certified Professional Speaker (CSP), and the author of various books, including:

            • Office Influence: Get What You Want from The Mailroom to the Boardroom
            • Productivity Driven Success: Hidden Secrets of Organizational Efficiency (#1 Amazon bestseller)
            • The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs, Growth, and Productivity
            • Your IT Career: Get Noticed, Get Promoted, and Build Your Professional Brand
            • Manager Mechanics: Tips and Advice for First-Time Managers


Contact him at eric@ ITMLInstitute.org, follow him on Twitter at @EricPBloom, or visit www.ITMLInstitute.org.