Combining Agile and Traditional Approaches

Date: Tue June 20, 2017
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM - Dinner
           6:00 - 8:00 PM - Keynote
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, 791 West Georgia St.

Cost: $45 Members (must login to receive member discount)
  $60 Non-Members
  $70 Late Registration (Late Registration fee starts on June 19) SOLD OUT


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Salad: Baby Kale Parmesan, Lemon Brioche Crumble, Anchovy Vinaigrette
BBQ Chicken, Southwestern Corn Succotash, Crispy Shoestring Potato
Strawberry Fields Strawberry Sponge Cake, Pistachio Cremeux, Strawberry Yogurt Mousse


2 PDUs available - 1 Strategic and Business Management  and 1 Technical PDUs


About this session

As a response to dismal results in delivering high quality software on time and on budget, a group of developers issued the Agile Manifesto in 2001. Over the years, agile approaches have been adopted in software and non-software domains, moving from the fringe to the mainstream.

Dr. Reich and colleagues have recently completed a survey of projects to explore the diffusion and influence of agile methods across many project domains. She will present the findings of this work, which asks questions such as

  1. Is Agile a disruptive (process) Innovation?
  2. Can agile and waterfall methods be combined successfully?
  3. Are the same factors important in agile and non-agile environment?

Additionally, Dr. Reich will explore some newer approaches to the front end and internal workings of projects, such as design thinking and lean manufacturing principles.



Dr. Blaize Horner Reich

RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation, Beedie School of Business, SFU.



Dr. Blaize Horner Reich is professor, board director and consultant. She worked for 15 years in Canada and Asia in information technology before becoming a researcher and educator. Her practice areas in research, teaching and consulting are IT project management, IT governance, and digital strategy.

Blaize is an advisory board member of two professional associations – the Information Technology Association of Canada and the PMI Academic Member Advisory Group. She is also a board director of the British Columbia Automobile Association and Central 1 Credit Union.

In 2016 Dr. Reich was named an Academic Fellow of the International Consulting Management Association and in 2015 as the Women’s Executive Network Top 100 -Canada’s Most Powerful Women..




Event Properties

Event Date 06-20-2017 5:00 pm
Event End Date 06-20-2017 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-18-2017 9:00 am
Cut off date 06-18-2017 3:00 pm
Individual Price CAD60.00
Late Fee CAD10.00(From 06-19-2017)
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4, Canada
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
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