Agile Vs Waterfall project methodologies comparison

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Agile Vs Waterfall project methodologies comparison

Explore how Agile differs from the Traditional Project Management model !

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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Course Description

Hi! I am Angelo Tofalo and I have more than 15 years of professional experience gained within an important multinational Consulting company first as Project Manager and subsequently as Agile Transformation Coach. I have many projects to my credit and, like many of you who are looking at the Agile, I have a strong background on traditional projects, and I became passionate about the agile methodology when I understood its strengths and the great interest that many companies are having about it.

I am certified in PSM I®, and also got other important Certifications like SAFe SPC® (the most important worldwide Framework to scale Agile to the entire Organization), LeSS® (another very important framework to Scale Agile) and PMP® (prestigious certification as Project Management Professional issued by PMI institute).

In this course you will explore which are the typical challenges faced by traditional (Waterfall) project methodology and how Agile paradigm differs and let to overcome these challenges in today's 'VUCA' world. It is further shown a brief history of Agile frameworks, the Benefits of Agile, recommendations on when Agile best fits and the Key success factors for an Agile Transformation.

This course is targeted to people with some (also minimal) understanding of traditional (Waterfall) project methodology who want to know how Agile differs.

Further, i prepared a special activity for students that consists in analyzing your current Waterfall project in terms of challenges, market conditions, type of technology and in understanding which methodology, between Waterfall and Agile, is best suited ! The project is supported by the provided template to be filled and will take not so long (i think less than 1 hour) but will let to practice all you have just learned !


What will you learn in this course:

  • The Agile Principles and the differences with the traditional model of project management
  • The History of Agile
  • The Benefits of Agile
  • When Agile is best applied and which are its Success Factors
  • Anyone who wants to practice on the special activity i prepared for Students ! (see course description)


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • This course is mainly intended to Agile beginners, but some understanding of traditional (Waterfall) project methodology is recommended
Agile Vs Waterfall project methodologies comparison


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Instructor Details

Angelo Tofalo

Angelo Tofalo

About me

Project manager and Agile Transformation Coach with more than 15 years of experience gained in an important multinational consultancy company. I have guided and coached dozens of clients and projects in my career.

Solid background on traditional projects (Waterfall), I looked towards Agile when I understood its strengths and the great interest that many companies are having in this regard. Currently I accompany, with great passion, important multinational companies in their Agile transformation journeys.

I believe that in order to be successful on the field, it is necessary to pay the right attention also to training. That's why over time I have achieved many important Certifications, including:

- PMP (Project Management Professional)

- PSM I (Professional Scrum Master I)

- SAFe SPC (Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant)

- Certified LeSS Practitioner (Large Scale Scrum)

- Enterprise Business Agility Strategist (AgilityHealth)

- IC Agile Certified Professional - Business Agility Foundations

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