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PDE 2021 - Eating the Elephant One Bite at a Time - From a Waterfall Book of Work to an Agile Portfolio Kanban - Live

This meeting is for the PMI Baltimore Chapter 2021 Professional Development Event

PMI Baltimore Chapter – Virtual Site Meeting - Live

Title: Eating the Elephant One Bite at a Time - From a Waterfall Book of Work to an Agile Portfolio Kanban

Date and Time: Thursday, October 14th, 12:00 PM EDT

Cost: $5 for members; $10 for non-members.

You must be logged in as a member to receive the member discount; no credits will be provided if you are not logged in. There will be no refunds or credits issued for this meeting.

PDUs: This educational event qualifies for 1.00 Technical PDU. Attendees will have 1 PDU registered on their behalf.

Presenter: Christina Maines

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As organizations transition from project-centric operating models to product-centric operating models, it is more critical than ever before that the business is aligned with development on what to build and what will provide the fastest value to the customer.   

Traditionally, projects have been managed using a large “Waterfall Book of Work” that outlines the entire scope of the projects upfront (the entire elephant) and are planned to be built over several years. An “Agile Portfolio Kanban” enables the business to break down the work, limiting the scope upfront to allow for the incremental release of value to their customer and clearer alignment between the business and development teams. 

Typical process steps consist of: 

  • Funnel - Captures general demand from the business
  • Selection - Demand is reviewed for business impact and shortlisted
  • Prioritization - shortlisted items are prioritized using WSJF
  • Estimation - prioritized items are estimated
  • Minimum marketable products (MMPs) are identified, and a Lean Business Case created
  • Approved/Selected features are moved into the program backlog

Join Christina Maines as she shares how to transition your organization from a Waterfall Book of Work to an Agile Portfolio Kanban. She will provide an overview of the steps to take along with sharing case studies on successful transitions. 


Christina is a SAFe® SPC 5.0 certified Agile Coach with over five years of experience working with/on agile teams. Throughout my career I have worked with both business and technology teams in financial services, software development, and program management in the private and federal government spaces. I find purpose and meaning guiding and growing individuals throughout organizational change and transformation to an agile mindset.

Certifications & Education:

BS in Business/Marketing (2015)
MS in Organizational Development & Leadership (Dec. 2021)
SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC)
SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM)
SAFe® Release Train Engineer (RTE)
Scaled Agile Certification (SA)

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Event Properties

Event Date 10-14-2021 12:00 pm
Event End Date 10-14-2021 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date 09-26-2021
Cut Off Date 10-13-2021 11:30 pm
Individual Price $5 Member Price; $10 Non-Member Price
No. of Technical PDUs 1
Location (Click link for address) Virtual Meetings
We are no longer accepting registration for this event