Waterfall or Agile

Waterfall or Agile


Waterfall or Agile


Waterfall: Analyze, Plan, Design, Build, Test, Deploy
The waterfall model is a sequential design process in which progress is seen as flowing steadily downwards like a waterfall.

Agile: Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Sprint, Potentially Shippable Product Increment

Agile software development is a group of software development methods in which requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration self-organizing, cross-functional teams


– 14% Successful
– 57% Challenged
– 29% Failed

– 42% Successful
– 49% Challenged
– 9% Failed

Source: The CHAOS Manifesto, The Standish Group, 2012.


Same investment 10 M€
Same project length (3 years)
Same benefits (2 years pay back)

But earlier in agile project

Waterfall: Profit after 5 years zero

Agile: Profit after 5 years 10 M€ with agile!


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