Waterfalls, Products and Projects: A Primer to Software Development Methods

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Summary

Many organizations don't completely understand what "agile," "iterative" and "waterfall" mean when it comes to software method selection. There are times when each is appropriate and is a reasonably clear framework to follow for selection.

Table of Contents

  • What You Need to Know
  • Analysis
    • Waterfall Methods
    • Iterative Methods
    • Agile Methods
    • Conclusions
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