International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Software Engineering | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024 | Rating: 4.9 / 10


Comparative Analysis of Waterfall and Agile Software Development Models: A Comprehensive Review

Narasimha Murthy MR [2]


Abstract: The software development landscape presents a diverse range of methodologies, each addressing specific project needs and contexts. Two prominent approaches remain at the forefront: the traditional Waterfall model and the iterative, adaptive world of Agile. Navigating the choice between these methodologies requires a nuanced understanding of their strengths, weaknesses, and suitability for different project scenarios. This paper presents a comprehensive comparative analysis of Waterfall and Agile software development models, delving into their fundamental principles, project phases, risk management approaches, advantages and disadvantages, and suitability for various project types. Additionally, the paper explores hybrid techniques that leverage the strengths of both approaches for optimal project outcomes. By the end, readers will gain a comprehensive understanding of these two distinct yet influential methodologies and the factors to consider when selecting the most effective approach for their software development endeavor.


Keywords: software development, Waterfall model, Agile methodology, comparative analysis, hybrid techniques


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,


Pages: 580 - 581



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