Analysis Of Hy Vee Corporate Headquarters

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ASSIGNMENT #9(AGILE VS WATERFALL) MICHELLE WICHMAN
DUE DATE: 21JUN2015
POINTS POSSIBLE: 100

OVERVIEW: Hy-Vee Corporate headquarters is based in West Des Moines and is an employee-owned supermarket. As of 2015, Hy-Vee has 233 stores across eight Midwestern states and $6.9B in annual revenue.
The article Scope Management in Agile Versus Traditional Software Development Methods (Israr Ur Rehman, et al, October 2010, NSEC ’10: Proceeding for the 2010 National Software Engineering Conference) discusses the importance of scope management, it’s role and impact on a project, and how it alone can lead projects toward failure. “A well-defined and well managed scope is very important for a qualitative, cost effective and timely completion of the project (page 1). The replacement of traditional software development (Waterfall) by agile software development methods is very apparent in cost, resources and time for the work.
Cost and resource needs are higher for traditional than Agile due to Waterfall’s sequential development phase of all requirements determined in the beginning, software design and finally implementation of master design. The need for all information up front takes substantial time to gather and the sequential design does not allow for project changes as the flow enters into the programming stage. With Agile, costs remain low because there exists an incremental and iterative approach to the project, meaning less time is used to collect all requirements up front, the

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