Waterfall vs Agile Software Project Management / Software Project Development [#WaterfallVsAgile #AgileSoftwareProject #AgileSoftwareProjectManagement]

WATERFALL VS AGILE SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT / SOFTWARE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT [#WaterfallVsAgile #AgileSoftwareProject #AgileSoftwareProjectManagement]

1. STRUCTURE
2. DOCUMENTATION
3. PRIORITIZATION
4. CUSTOMERS
5. TESTING
6. REQUIREMENTS
WHO WINS IN THE BATTLE BETWEEN AGILE VS WATERFALL?

1. STRUCTURE:
Waterfall has a rigid structure. One stage has to cascade or “fall” like water over rocks into the next stage. The project team is forced to move in a sequential pattern.

Agile has no strict structure. Each project starts in small modules and receives regular feedback.

2. DOCUMENTATION
Waterfall relies heavily on documentation from the very beginning. Without extensive documentation development teams cannot proceed.

Agile has very little or just enough documentation. Agile teams gather what they need to get started and then just start. Because Sprints are executed in short periods of time, a lot of reviews and changes happen. Essentially, documents are created in real-time along with the software.

3. PRIORITIZATION
Waterfall gives priority to the completion of the entire project rather than individual components.

Agile gives priority to the most essential and most valuable features of a product (MVP – Most Valuable Product) to be developed and deployed first – reducing the risk of unusable or wasteful features.

4. CUSTOMERS
Waterfall uses customer feedback at specified milestones during the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) or at the very end when the project is complete.

Agile relies on customer feedback constantly, throughout the entire process, at any time they want to solicit feedback.

5. TESTING
Waterfall typically only tests products at the very end of the SDLC.

Agile tests products throughout the entire SDLC, many times over, to find and address bugs as soon as possible.

6. REQUIREMENTS
Waterfall almost never allows for requirements to change throughout the SDLC. It needs clearly defined requirements upfront.

Agile encourages change and if requirements suddenly evolve during the process, Agile teams are i a position to easily adapt.

WHO WINS IN THE BATTLE BETWEEN AGILE VS WATERFALL?
If you want to stay ahead of your competitors and satisfy your customers, Agile is recommended far above Waterfall.

The problem is that putting Agile into practice in your organization will not happen overnight.

It takes the dedication of your team, leaders, and top executives of your organization to make a new software development model work consistently for you and your customers.

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