Call for Presenters

The NYS Forum Project Management Workgroup is pleased to solicit interested parties for presenters for the following seminar. We leverage the membership of The NYS Forum IT Corporate Roundtable as a resource to draw upon for expertise on the topic at hand. Please forward this to your marketing or communication organization, if you do not have a resource you can recommend.

Session Topic: Waterfall / Agile Overlap

Date: September 14, 2017
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 PM (1:00 PM Check In)
Location: NYS Forum, 24 Aviation Road, Suite 206, Albany, NY
Submission due date: August 18, 2017

IMPORTANT: Please read the information below thoroughly for details regarding how to submit your presenter information, what to present, important dates and rules of engagement.

Session Description - Targeted Audience: The objective of this session is to share the experience of how a hybrid approach of Waterfall and Agile was successfully used on a project. It should focus on the techniques that were utilized, and the benefits that were achieved by effectively using aspects of both methodologies. This would include discussion on the roles of Project Manager (PM), Scrum Master, Product Manager, and the development of project management artifacts.

The session will be held at the NYS Forum location in Albany, and will also be available as a Webcast.

A representative from the NYS Forum Project Management Work Group will facilitate the session. It will begin with a 30-minute presentation followed by a 1-hour panel discussion that will include a question and answer (Q&A) component. You can propose to participate as a Presenter and/or a Panelist. The full session will last 1½ hours. We encourage you to respond with a proposal, and if you know of government staff who may be a potential Presenter or Panelist, please forward their contact information.

The session is open to all NYS Forum members, and it would be of interest to Project Management practitioners, Business Analysts and others aspiring to move into a PM role.

Presentation topics may include the following: These are only examples and we encourage you to think of other ideas that may be relevant.

Presentation and discussion topics could include:

  • Combining the flexibility of Agile with the discipline of Waterfall for maximum benefit
  • Hybrid models such as Water-scrum-fall, Agifall, etc.
  • Meeting leadership reporting needs while working on an Agile project
  • Budgeting and risk management within Agile framework

All presentations must be vendor neutral. All presentations will be vetted by a group comprising members from The NYS Forum Work Groups hosting this event. Feedback and recommendations regarding final presentation material will be provided by this group.


Presentation Guidelines - Rules of Engagement

  • Presentation must be made using The NYS Forum's Power Point template.
  • Presentations must be vendor and product neutral.
  • Presenter corporate logo and contact information should appear on the first and last Power Point slides only. Corporate logo must not appear on each individual slide.
  • The presenter must discuss the topic at an expert level, and direct the presentation toward the specific targeted audience identified.
  • The presentation portion is limited to 30 minutes.
  • In order to maximize the value of the event for attendees, documents such as presentations, glossaries, checklists, etc. will be solicited from the presenter for posting to The Forum web site following the event.


  • 8/03/2017 - Call for presenters distributed to vendor community.
  • 8/18/2017 - Deadline for proposals from vendors.
  • 8/25/2017- Selection/notification of presenters
  • 9/01/2017 - Deadline for first draft of presenter Power Points and related PLEASE NOTE: All PowerPoint presentations MUST be made on The NYS Forum PowerPoint template which will be provided by the workgroup member coordinating this event.
  • 9/08/2017 - Deadline for final presentation Power Points and related documents (1 week prior to event date). PLEASE NOTE: All Power Point presentations MUST be made on The NYS Forum Power Point template which will be provided by the workgroup member coordinating this event.
  • 9/14/2017 - Event Date. 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. ?? Event date and time.