Module 1B - Module 1B 1 Suppose you are a project leader at Yahoo using a waterfall development-based methodology on a large and complex project Your

Module 1B - Module 1B 1 Suppose you are a project leader at...

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Module 1B 1. Suppose you are a project leader at Yahoo using a waterfall development-based methodology on a large and complex project. Your team leader has just read an article in CIO that advocates replacing this methodology with an alternative and comes to you requesting that you switch. a. FIND such an article in any current IS Tech publication and provides the complete reference. Copy and paste the first two paragraphs. One of the first decisions we face for each of our project implementations at Segue is “Which development methodology should we use?” This is a topic that gets a lot of discussion (and often heated debate). If this is not something you’ve worked with before, a definition of development methodology is in order; put very simply, it’s a way of organizing the work of software development. This is NOT about a style of project management or a specific technical approach, although you will often hear these terms all thrown together or used interchangeably. The two basic, most popular methodologies are: Waterfall: (ugh, terrible name!), which might be more properly called the “traditional” approach, and Agile: a specific type of Rapid Application Development and newer than Waterfall, but not that new, which is often implemented using Scrum. Both of these are usable, mature methodologies. Having been involved in software development projects for a long time, here are my thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of each. b. Write a 100 word (minimum) response to the team leader, formulated as an email. Greetings Mr. Singer, Our discussion regarding an alternative methodology to the Waterfall development-based methodology has brought my attention to another type developmental methodology known as the Agile Methodology. The Agile Methodology utilizes a team-based approach development and emphasizes rapid delivery of an application in complete functional components. In contrast to the Waterfall method, the Agile method consists of the customer’s participation within the decisions and changes throughout the project and can more quickly produce a basic version of working software which can be built upon in successive iterations. Coming across this information has led me to believe that The Agile Methodology is the best alternative for our large and complex projects in the future. By using this approach, we can complete projects at a quicker rate and get the customers input and feedback as the development is in progress.
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