Rubin Jen

Sr. Trainer/Consultant, IIL

Managing Agile and Waterfall Projects: A Hybrid Approach

With the growing interest in Agile approaches, how can we take a measured approach? Organizations can't just simply drop everything to become 100% Agile. Not only are hybrid approaches acceptable, they are common in transitioning organizations.

We need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of both the traditional and Agile methods to find the best combination that gives us the best of both worlds. This presentation will cover how to combine both approaches into a hybrid model, and help you understand the general criteria of how one approach would be chosen over another.


Rubin Jen (PMP, CSM, Change Management Practitioner) has been in the project management field for over 23 years, spanning aerospace, engineering, telecom, software development, outsourcing, consulting and government sectors, with companies such as Bombardier Aerospace, Celestica, Accenture and the Ontario Government. Rubin also has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector in strategic planning and operationalization. He is the principle of Beyond Execution, a project management training and consulting firm, and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto.