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China Summary Translation: 'Move Away From Waterfall to Agile and Product-Centric Delivery Methods'

Published: 28 January 2019

ID: G00382479

Analyst(s): Matthew Hotle , Joachim Herschmann


Meeting the needs of digital delivery can’t be done using waterfall methods alone. Waterfall is simply too slow and inaccurate for digital work. Application leaders that want to make the shift to digital must also adopt agile, product-centric delivery models.

Table Of Contents



Move Away From Waterfall to Agile and Product-Centric Delivery Methods

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Deliver on Successful Digital Strategies by Moving to a Product-Centric, More-Agile Delivery Model
  • Improve Waterfall Results by Moving to an Incremental Waterfall Method Where Organizational Barriers to Agile Methods Exist
    • Hybrid Agile Forms
  • Summary

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