International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Management | India | Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019 | Rating: 5.4 / 10

Revisiting Waterfall: Understanding Its Persistent Relevance in an Agile-Preferring World

Vaijinath Susuruth Narayana Saker [5]

Abstract: This white paper delves into the comparative analysis of Agile and Waterfall frameworks in project management, particularly focusing on scenarios where Waterfall is more advantageous. It addresses the challenges of managing strong personalities, the necessity of comprehensive requirement documentation, and handling ambiguous business requirements. Through detailed examination, the paper argues that while Agile is celebrated for its flexibility and customer-centric approach, it is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Certain projects, especially those requiring extensive upfront planning, detailed documentation, and a clear understanding of all requirements before development, benefit from the structured approach of Waterfall. These include projects with complex backend processes, data migration, or where business teams lack a clear grasp of requirements. The paper emphasizes the importance of aligning the project management methodology with the specific needs of the project and its stakeholders, highlighting Waterfall's relevance in today's fast-paced, Agile-preferred environment.

Keywords: Waterfall, Agile

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019,

Pages: 2434 - 2436

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