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Running head: Waterfall and Agile Assignment 2: Waterfall and Agile student Professor CIS 517: IT Project Management October 25 th , 2017 1
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Running head: Waterfall and Agile Introduction Firstly, this paper will explain waterfall methodologies and identify their relationship to the PMBOK® process groups. Secondly, the paper will explain agile methodologies and identify their relationship to the PMBOK® process groups. Thirdly, the paper will analyze the need for waterfall and agile methodologies. Next, the paper will explain the advantages of extreme programming (XP) and analyze the advantages of its application in high-budget short-time projects. Lastly, the paper will explain the factors to consider when selecting a project management methodology (Waterfall vs Agile). According to Base36 staff (2012), waterfall methodology known as a classic approach to the systems development life cycle is a linear and sequential method. Waterfall contains eight stages which are as follows: conception, initiation, analysis, design, construction, testing, implementation, and maintenance. Each stage has a distinct goal and once each stage is completed the developer can proceed to the next stage and cannot turn back. Whereas, the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) is considered as a guidebook providing the best practices that are specifically used for Project Management. The manual specifies forty two (42) processes that split into five groups which are as follows: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing. Seemingly, both waterfall methodology and PMBOK guide are closely associated, however, they are not. Waterfall methodology is simple and the development pursues a roadmap, whereas, PMBOK represents a repository of guide techniques that improve the management of the development process. (Morton Consulting, 2011) According to Linchpinseo staff (2017), agile methodology is an approach that came as a solution to the drawbacks of waterfall methodology. Agile methodology is an incremental and modular approach to software delivery. During the development of projects, this methodology 2
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Running head: Waterfall and Agile assists team responding to unpredictability. It uses incremental, iterative work sequences which are known as sprints. Unlike PMBOK, the agile methodology is more flexible and adaptable to
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