April 1, 2016

Agile is Dead. Long Live Waterfall

Agile is dead. Long live the waterfall The Agile cult has been maligning waterfall for nearly a decade and a half. They would want you to believe that no software project was successful before 17 middle-aged white guys met in a ski lodge in 2001. Alas, that is not the case. We went to the…

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December 2, 2015

Overcoming the Tyranny of the Waterfall

During a retrospective with a client, we did an exercise called “5-whys” to try and uncover the underlying reason behind the lack of focus on production. One enlightened developer provided a valuable piece of insight when he noted that we *may* still be in a “waterfall mindset,” hence the lack of urgency. This is natural…

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February 7, 2014

Project Type – Agile or Waterfall

All work in IT is based around projects / products. Projects can be large and run for many years or can be small and run for a few days or weeks. Projects are typically run according to some sort of management methodology. The two methodologies prevalent today across all industries are Waterfall and Agile. Waterfall…

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February 5, 2014

Waterfall

Waterfall is the old school methodology of software development but is still practised by companies throughout the industry. This section will teach you all about waterfall methodology and its shortcomings. The waterfall methodology is so called because of it is a linear approach to development with each step flowing on from the previous one. These…

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