Forums for the Business Analyst

 
  Modern Analyst Forums  Business and Sy...  Agile Analysis ...  Waterfall vs Agile
Previous Previous
 
Next Next
New Post 9/16/2010 3:01 AM
User is offline Goldie
15 posts
9th Level Poster


Waterfall vs Agile 

See the Waterfall vs Agile comparison on this youtube channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/clickokDOTorg?feature=mhum#g/u

 

 
New Post 9/16/2010 2:39 PM
User is offline Tony Markos
493 posts
5th Level Poster


Re: Waterfall vs Agile 

Goldie:

The video does a good job talking about agile/waterfall.   However, it does not talk about the two approaches from a Business Analyst's perspective.    What is the major task of a BA on an Agile project?    Answer:  To come up with with a big picture of the essentials - and only the essentials (i.e., a "just enough" big picture). 

What is the major task of a BA on a Waterfall project?  Answer: To come up with a big picture of the essentials - and only the essentials.

Notice that they are the same.   Where BA's get confused is in mistaking bad Waterfall with good Waterfall.   In bad Waterfall, there is way too much documentation.   But bad Waterfall is not good Waterfall.  Good Waterfall is just as focused on the essential (the "just enough) as is Agile.

Tony

 

 
New Post 10/1/2010 3:43 AM
User is offline Goldie
15 posts
9th Level Poster


Re: Waterfall vs Agile 

Tony:

I think the video implies that (that Good Waterfall and Agile cover the same ground) - structure vs improv strategy.

These are classic distinctions - there is another video on the site that covers E and O Theories, which essentially talks about the same conflicts.

Best.

 

 
New Post 11/29/2010 4:23 AM
User is offline Craig Brown
560 posts
www.betterprojects.net
4th Level Poster




Re: Waterfall vs Agile 

 If you trawl through the IAG whitepapers there is one that highlights project success is affected much more by requirements maturity than project delivery method.  It's worth a look.  Can't find the reference right now... somewhere on IAG.com

 
New Post 2/19/2011 1:04 AM
User is offline SteveBoulanger
38 posts
9th Level Poster


Re: Waterfall vs Agile  

I think waterfall model has great efficiency because efficiency is decided by the quality of ultimate software product.

 

 
Previous Previous
 
Next Next
  Modern Analyst Forums  Business and Sy...  Agile Analysis ...  Waterfall vs Agile

Community Blog - Latest Posts

Digvijaybook
Digvijaybook
IT companies are rapidly looking or adapting modern methodologies, so the business analyst role is increasing day by day. Offline is shifting to online, and this is why today, companies can easily garner important data in any aspect. But, data itself has no meaning hence, organizations look for a business analyst who can analyze the data and draw a...
0 Responses
Digvijaybook
Digvijaybook
Analytics is the future of the business industry. Businesses and organizations today run on data and its interpretation. Its correct evaluation is the fundamental key to success. And business analysts are the guides to it. It is a very prosperous industry and has a lot of potential for talented people. To even qualify, you require more than just...
2 Responses
Samuel02
Samuel02
With the advent of modern-day cloud infrastructure, many business-critical applications like databases, ERPs, Marketing applications have all moved to the cloud. With this, most of the business-critical data now reside in the cloud. Now that all the business data resides on the cloud, companies need a data warehouse that can seamlessly store the da...
0 Responses


Upcoming Live Webinars



Latest Articles

How Will It Work? The Future How Viewpoint...
Dec 08, 2019
0 Comments
The intention of these viewpoints is to make it easier to see and understand the real business problem. This article focuses on the fourth viewpoint, ...
Copyright 2006-2019 by Modern Analyst Media LLC