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February 2013 Chapter Meeting

"Watergile" a hybrid of Waterfall and Agile – A Realistic View
Speaker: Keith Walker, PMP
Reminder New Venue - Hollins University

We’ve all been exposed to the latest and hottest technology buzz. Within the Project Management discipline, Waterfall, RUP,  and Agile  are among the most frequently used methodologies. These methodologies have been around for years, but adoption rate is still teetering.  You may know the differences, but when do you apply which method? 

This is just one opinion, the speaker’s (Keith Walker, PMP), on flexibility without compromising your project integrity.

The intention of his presentation is to walk through the tenants of “WaterGile”. And show how to apply some of both Methodologies for a blended solution producing higher customer satisfaction and more precise delivery.


Keith is currently Manager of Business Intelligence at Advance Auto Parts and is a Certified Project Management Professional with over twenty years of experience, building and leading effective projects and  teams.  In the past Keith has conducted presentations in Charlotte, Greensboro and as far away as Bangalore, India. He has been effective in communications and relationship building with the ability to provide problem-solving skills and direction which deliver projects within time and budget constraints. Keith has managed both virtual and on site teams comprised of Project Managers, System Developers, Business Analysts and  Technical Analyst.  Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Keith was educated at Oakwood University and University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama. He has worked for a number of fortune 500 companies such as Bank of America, Harris Electronics, Wachovia and Glaxo-Welcome.
His goal is to inspire others to strive for 100% contribution and achievement. In his spare time he enjoys golf, technology (gadgets), sports and reading.


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When: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Venue: Hollins University – 7916 Williamson Road
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Dinner: Provided in the Moody dining hall from 6:30-6:45pm (once you select your dinner, we will eat in the actual meeting room)

Directions to Hollins University

Hollins is located on U.S. Route 11 (7916 Williamson Road), just off Interstate 81 at Exit 146.

Coming from the north on I-81, take Exit 146, turn left onto Plantation Road, go approximately one mile and turn left onto Williamson Road (Route 11 north), go approximately 1/2 mile, turn left into the campus entrance.

Coming from the south on I-81, take Exit 146, turn right onto Plantation Road, go approximately one mile and turn left onto Williamson Road (Route 11 north), go approximately 1/2 mile, turn left into the campus entrance.

From Lynchburg, Va., (Route 460 west), turn right onto Alternate 220 and travel approximately 5 miles to the intersection of Alternate 220 and Route 11, turn left at the stoplight and travel south on Route 11 for 3.5 miles, turn right into the campus entrance.
Direction to Meeting Location and Parking Information

The meetings will be held in the Moody Center.  The Moody Center is located directly across from the Dana Science Building. (If you attend the 2012 Symposium, the Moody Center is the building where lunch was provided).

Upon entering the university, take a left; you will follow this around to the 3rd available parking entrance. A picture diagram is available online: http://www.hollins.edu/about/map.shtml.  Parking is allowed in the spots reserved for Faculty and Staff.  Signs will be located at the entrance of Moody directing you to the meeting room.

The meeting begins at 6:30pm with a light dinner and networking. Chapter business meeting begins at 6:45 PM and the program runs from 7-8pm.  



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