Wednesday, October 3, 2012

on Agile and Waterfall planning

Enjoyed reading Dan Pickett's answer to Agile Development: Agile Development: Agile is essentially better for ongoing product maintenance, but Traditional/Waterfall/RUP ( are better for a project that involves an initial product launch: true or false, and why? 

Agile processes are built around learning based on tight feedback loops. This makes them much more suitable for early product development than more traditional waterfall processes in my experience.

The general view is that agile isn't good for long-term planning, I suppose, but reality is that long-term planning almost always fails to meet the needs of your market. Do a little, ship it, revise your thinking, do it all again.


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