In Chapter 2 of The Ultimate Guide to the SDLC, 12 historical system development models, both agile and waterfall based, are compared as well as one hybrid and one philosophy. The best practices from each model are extracted and extrapolated into a best of best practices model. None of the Waterfall or Agile models provide […]
The Father of Waterfall Isn’t
The Waterfall model for system development has been a de facto standard since the 1970s. But did you know that Dr. Winston Royce, the man who is attributed with being the first computer scientist to formally describe the model, said in his famous 1970 paper that it doesn’t work? If you’re an advocate of the […]
Are You Waterfall or Agile?
This question was posed to me at lunch today. I am neither. I am best practice. Chapter 2 of The Ultimate Guide to the SDLC, takes a historical look at a dozen of the system development models that evolved over the last half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. This […]