Compare And Contrast The Waterfall And Agile Method Of Software Development

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1. Introduction For this paper, I will be comparing the Waterfall and Agile methods of software development. The primary articles used for citations will be from “Agile for millennials: a comparative study” and “The Waterfall That Won’t Go Away” with supplementing citations from “Hybrid Software and System Development in Practice: Waterfall, Scrum, and Beyond.” 2. Definition The Waterfall and Agile methods are amongst some of the most popular methods of software development. The Waterfall method is essentially a sequential approach for software development. At each stage of a project, the all tasks and goals need to be completed before moving to the next stage with the goal of reducing error. The first signs of the Waterfall method…show more content…
Both articles also suggest that education is avkey issue on the eventual adoption of the Agile and hybrid methodologies. Chatterjee suggests that hybrid approaches need to be slowly introduced in the workplace with the software development culture embracing the Agile method. Missiroli, Russo and Ciancarini suggest education as the root approach to make this change. However, it is evident that both methods are necessary. In fact, in the article “Hybrid Software and System Development in Practice: Waterfall, Scrum and Beyond”, the hybrid “Water-Scrum-Fall” method is tested. The study found that it is in fact a widely used practice, regardless of company size, industry and other external practices. Although it is still being tested with a larger population, early conclusions suggest that the hybrid method is the best approach (Kuhrmann, et al., 2017, pp. 30, 38-39). Therefore, each organization should focus on education with both methods and adopt some level of a hybrid method. The next question is if there is a formal development strategy that could be widely adopted or if both methodologies should be assessed on a case-by-case basis and at different degree of granularity. 5. Application to my current

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