Agile Risk Management

Agile Risk Management


Bella Trenkova

Risk Management in Agile Projects
Ardigent Consulting

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Date

As large organizations undertake the exciting journey of Agile transformation, they inevitably face a certain identity crisis that makes them question everything they have known about project management and practiced for years (and decades). PMI and the PMBOK gave us a structured framework of 5 process groups and 12 knowledge areas, with all the processes within, each with clear inputs and outputs. And then Agile came along with only 4 values and 12 principles that fit on a single page, and blew everything away.

We are amid a major transition toward Agile and DevOps, where seasoned project managers are expected to pivot and embrace a new way of delivering better software. However, most Agile training classes and books focus of the desired and ideal state of Agile practice, without connecting the dots for how to get there.

This presentation focusses on the Risk Management knowledge area and aims to bridge the transition gap by first introducing Risk and Risk Management, then looking under the Agile hood for how agile teams implicitly address risk, and finally discussing the applicability of traditional risk management techniques in Agile environments.

Event Location

Clydes - Gallery Place
707 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20001

Agenda and Cost:

7:30am - 8:00am: Continental Breakfast and Networking
8:00am - 9:00am: Featured Presentation
9:00am - 9:30am: Networking

PMIWDC Members: $25
Non-Members: $30

Pre-registration is required. Cancellations and refund requests are accepted up to 48 hours prior to the event's start. We cannot offer refunds requested after that time.

Special Instructions

Cancellations will only result in a refund if made 48 hours or more to the start of the event.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
.5 Strategic and Business Management, .5 Leadership

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Negotiation / Conflict

Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.

Hard Skills


Navigating constraints introduced by a sponsor organization's structure, maturity, fiduciary landscape, etc.

Industry / Sector


Federal, state, local or tribal government entities / Contractor for such entities


Information Technology, including organizations that utilize Agile development methodologies

About the Speakers

Bella Trenkova

Ardigent Consulting
Risk Management in Agile Projects

Bella Trenkova headshotBella Trenkova is an IT Management Consultant and a small business owner supporting the federal government contracting community. Bella started managing software development projects in 1998, became a PMP in 2003 and then again in 2012, and a PgMP in 2014. She has been an Agile practitioner and advocate since 2012, when she joined the first Agile pilot at a Fortune 500 financial services company. Since then, she’s been passionate about helping organizations and individuals making the crossover from the traditional waterfall SDLC to Agile and DevOps. She stands here today, because she firmly believes the PMBOK knowledge is still applicable in the Agile world, when applied through the lenses of the Agile manifesto and the 12 principles.

Bella is a mother of three (at least one of them a future project manager) and a mentor with Women in Technology and Girls in Technology. She walked the Avon 39 mile for breast cancer 6 times and she is currently training and fundraising for her 7th season.

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