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How the Waterfall Methodology Adapted and Whistled Past the Graveyard

Published: 18 December 2009

ID: G00173423

Analyst(s): Matt Light


Practical planners of application development projects have adapted traditional, structured methodology to overcome its shortcomings, and have adopted good practices from other approaches. As a result, reports of the "death" of the waterfall approach have been greatly exaggerated.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • The Waterfall Approach's Resilience
  • Outsourcing and Packages
  • Not Niagara — Smaller Waterfalls
  • Adapting by Adopting Good Practices

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