WATERFALL vs. AGILE METHODOLOGY

Agile Introduction For Dummies

There is no IT meeting that does not talk and debate endlessly about Waterfall vs. Agile development methodologies.  Feelings run strong on the subject with many considering Agile‘so of the moment’, just so right, while Waterfall is thought to be passé!  But, before deciding which is more appropriate, it is essentially important to provide a little background on both.

Waterfall

A classically linear and sequential approach to software design and systems development, each waterfall stage is assigned to a separate team to ensure greater project and deadline control, important for on-time project delivery.  A linear approach means a stage by stage approach for product building, e.g.

1.      The project team first analyses, then determining and prioritisingbusiness requirements / needs.

2.      Next, in the design phase business requirements are translated into IT solutions, and a decision taken about which underlying technology i.e. COBOL…

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About pkowalik

B.S. in Electrical Engineering; Minor in Business; Systems Engineering & Information Technology Experience

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