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PM Leadership and Business Skills in a Waterfall, WAgile and Agile World

PM  Leadership and Business Skills in a Waterfall, WAgile and Agile World

Leadership and Business Skills in a Waterfall, WAgile and Agile World

4 Hour - 4 PDU - Hands-on Workshop

Paradise North Restaurant
Monday, November 6th
4:30pm - 9:30pm

Early Bird Discount Available to First 10 Who Sign Up



Speaker: Eric Bloom
President and Founder
Manager Mechanics


Project management, 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.

After this class, you will come away with sharpened leadership, business and interpersonal communication skills needed to be successful across the diverse project management landscape, and reach your career goals.


Workshop Description:


In this very blended world of projects using Waterfall, Agile and every possible derivation in-between, understanding the key technical, logistical, leadership and business skill differences between them allow you to survive, thrive, and excel in a Program Manager/Scrum Master role.  This class, designed for Waterfall-based Project Managers and Agile Scrum Masters alike, is designed to enhance the specific business and interpersonal communication skills that are needed to accelerate your professional growth and maximize the potential of project success.


Workshop Topics:

  • General overview of Agile concepts
  • Surviving as in a WAgile World
    • Project Manager Vs. Scrum Master
    • Political and methodological issues
    • Effect of leading-edge technologies
    • Dealing with distance, time and culture
    • When too many parts are moving at once
  • Needed Business and Soft skills 
    • Leading through influence without authority
    • Interpersonal communication
    • Conflict resolution
    • Negotiation


About Eric Bloom:

A former CIO, today Eric Bloom is the Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute, the governing body of the ITMLP and ITMLE leadership certifications, and a leading provider of IT leadership, interpersonal communication and business skills training.

Mr. Bloom is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author, former nationally syndicated columnist, keynote speaker, TEDx Talk speaker, trainer, contributor, past President of National Speakers Association (NSA) New England and an IDC Adjunct Research Advisor. 

He is also the author of various books, including his Amazon bestseller, “Productivity Driven Success: Hidden Secrets of Organizational Efficiency” and "The CIO’s Guide to Staff Needs, Growth, and Productivity."   Contact him at, follow him on Twitter at @EricPBloom, or visit


Fees Include:

Workshop materials, dinner.


What to bring to a Workshop:

  1. Device or notepad (optional)
  2. Positive attitude and open mind
  3. Demonstrate respect by being on time


Early Bird Special - First 10 

Member:  $150        Non-member:  $200


Regular Price

Member: $180       Non-member:  $230


Register for Event

Limited to 35 people
Includes Materials, Light Dinner


Additional Information


Driving Directions:

From the North:
Drive from NH 101 W and Everett Turnpike to Bedford. Take the Raymond Wieczorek Drive E exit from Everett Turnpike. Drive to US-3 N. Turn Right onto US-3. Travel about 2.5 miles south.

We are located in the Reeds Ferry Village across from the Shaw's Plaza.
From Daniel Webster Highway (RT 3), turn left ldown Elm Street and then turn left into the parking lot.

From the South:
Follow Everett Turnpike/Frederick E. Everett Turnpike to Bedford Rd in Merrimack. Take exit 12 from Everett Turnpike/Frederick E. Everett Turnpike. Turn right onto Bedford Rd. At light turn Right onto US-3 S. Drive just over 1 mile.

We are located in the Reeds Ferry Village across from the Shaw's Plaza.
From Daniel Webster Highway (RT 3), turn down Elm Street and then turn left into the parking lot.


NOTICE: A professional photographer may be on site to document the event and activities.  Photographs are the sole property of PMI New Hampshire Chapter. By registering for and attending these events, attendees understand that PMI New Hampshire Chapter may use their likeness or language for future promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, please notify the photographer on site.

CANCELLATION NOTICE: Registrants who cancel their registration by October 23 will receive a full refund less 10% administrative fee. Registrations that are cancelled after October 23 are not refundable. PMI New Hampshire Chapter will accept an alternate attendee.



Looking forward to seeing you there!



Event Properties

Event Date 11-06-2017 11:00 pm
Event End Date 11-06-2017 11:00 pm
Registration Start Date 11-06-2017 11:00 pm
Cut off date 11-06-2017 11:00 pm
Paradise North Restaurant
583 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054, USA
Paradise North Restaurant