Transition to Agile



Think of a situation where you have been given two choices and you have to pick either Red Pill or Blue Pill! If you take the red pill—you stay with your management style, will show you the rabbit hole and the instinct to survive. If you take the blue pill—your so far management practice ends, you wake in your bed, open your minds, see new things in new perspective through leadership skills. Which one you would chose?

Gartner predicts that by 2020, “60% of current IT project managers will be replaced by other leadership roles, as enterprises move into digital business.”the matrix pill

Many organizations embraced the Waterfall method early on due to its strengths: very manageable, allows for more control than earlier ad hoc/trial and error methods, and it provides comprehensive documentation for future enhancements. Waterfall is definitely proven and more than 80% industrial projects still rely on waterfall.

Adopting agile has many benefits including faster delivery to market, increased productivity, enhanced quality, simplified process, more customer satisfaction, keeping minimum defects etc. In order to achieve these benefits, it is important to understand that agile requires discipline. Moving to agile also requires a cultural shift and an organizational commitment and it’s not so easy! Management must entrust and empower people to make decisions and collaborate across the organization. When considering this new approach, it is important to recognize that agile is not a single method or process, but a combination of methods based on iterative and incremental development. Selecting the right strategies can set the pace for a successful agile program.

But is it going to be a smooth transition? What are the challenges to overcome?

According to Forrester Research, “More than half of enterprises that aren't already using agile processes are interested in adopting them. But many of these shops are unclear about what agile adoption really entails.” (Schwaber, C., 2007,) This leaves many organizations unsure if moving to agile is the right approach for them and unclear about how they should move forward. Even though agile is becoming more and more mainstream and agile projects are continuing to prove successful, many groups are unsure how to effectively realize the full benefits of agile and are unclear what specific steps to take to even start their transition.

With this in mind, organizations transitioning to agile or scaling agile to a larger group of teams should start with a game plan (Shu – Ha – Ri) that will address the potential challenges the organization will face and provide the necessary support if teams struggle with the transition. This two-hour session will pinpoint these key critical areas to overcome and have a smooth transition to agile.

Session Outline:

  • Application of Agile
  • Agile Leadership
  • MoSCoW
  • Shu-ha-ri developmental mastery model
  • Fast Fail
  • Retrospective
  • Agile Planning Poker Estimation

Speaker's Profile

Abdulla PMP, PMI-ACP, PSM, CSM, SCT | Architect of Award Winning e-SaaS Platform | International Speaker | Agile Guru

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Abdulla, PMP, PMI-ACP, SCT, PSM, CSM, PMP is the Founder & CEO of PMaspire Singapore Pte Ltd (, an award winning company with Multi-lingual e-Learning and e-SaaS platform helping project aspirants in 100 countries in seven international languages. Abdulla is an agile Practioner for last 13 years, international Agile & PMP Trainer, catalyst of Enterprise Agile Transformation for higher performance.

Abdulla is a passionate Technopreneur, has spent his career tinkering with business development, code, infrastructure, and product development in companies of varying sizes across software industries. He is a specialist aligning traditional project management with Agile software development. Abdulla has built and delivered $$ 30 Million worth of Software projects in last 13 years. He has trained more than 800+ in Agile Project Management and 1500+ in PMP in more than 10 countries including Singapore, Malaysia, Philippine, Thailand etc.

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Event Particulars

Date: 17 Jan 2019, Thursday

Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm, Registration and Refreshments starts from 6.15pm onwards

Venue: PSB Academy @ Marina SQRoom B09, Level 4 | PSB Academy City Campus | 6 Raffles Blvd, #03-200 Marina Square | Singapore 039594


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Event Properties

Event Date 17-01-2019 7:00 pm
Event End Date 17-01-2019 9:00 pm
Cut off date 16-01-2019 11:55 pm
Individual Price 100SGD
Location PSB Academy @ Marina SQ
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