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Waterfall model is a sequential design process, in which progress is seen as flowing steadily downwards through the phases of analysis, design and testing.

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Prototype development using Iterative waterfall or prototype lifecycle [closed]

I just want to know if there is an issue with the development of a prototype using iterative waterfall model in comparison to using prototype lifecycle?
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How do you combine Waterfall with Kanban?

Our team has a wide variety of work item types. Some of the work we do is related to projects, some is operational, some we generate internally ourselves. In order to be reactive to the needs of the ...
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Alternative of rich picture in hard system methodology?

During Analysis phase in the waterfall model, I want to follow procedures like rich picture and root definition. what are the best alternatives to do system analysis?
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How to provide traditional upper management early analyses in an agile project?

I was discussing moving our process to become more agile with our (mostly traditional) Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CIO's stance was that >=80% of the requirements need to be defined (and set ...
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When will waterfall development model cycle phase end?

As we can see from the link above, i assume the development in the waterfall model will never end. As it reach the maintenance phase, the team will be need to re-analys the system or improve the ...
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Why do Water-Scrum-Fall. What does it offer over Waterfall?

Why do "Water-Scrum-Fall" - what does the Scrum in the middle of "Water-Scrum-Fall" offer? Thanks
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Is there a difference between the terms phase and sprint

Is there a difference between the terms phase and sprint and can we say that the sprint is a phase? In waterfall methodology they use the term phase and in agile they use the sprint term so is there ...
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Big 4 scrum consultant giving bad advice - correct or let fail?

An agile coach was called to promote agile in a big bank. In one of his teams, half of the team is external consultants who have been there for 3-4 years. They currently implement Sales Force. In the ...
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Prioritizing requirements in traditional vs. agile projects

I am really new to prioritizing requirements in agile projects. What are the different aspects of prioritizing requirements in a traditional approach vs. an agile one?
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Agile for Infrastructure projects

In Infrastructure projects where we know the Scope upfront How to use Agile methodology for such projects For example, Data Center migration/relocation, or any one of the following :- SAN ...
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software development through collaboration of waterfall and agile methods

How can waterfall method and agile method be used in a single project?
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What are the steps for an agile coach when he starts with a new team?

As an agile coach, what are first steps that you take when going to a company to ensure they adopt agile? Let's assume that this company has only heard of agile, they are working on a very traditional ...
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Introducing scrum in a waterfall environment

We have a wish to try to introduce Scrum in one of our development departments, but have a number of challenges we are not sure how to solve. If someone could point us in the right direction it would ...
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what is the advantages of using a waterfall model to solving a project on an aeroplane [closed]

Based on the software development life cycle use the waterfall model to resolve the following project.an aeroplane has to be designed to every little detail upfronts.this is possible mostly because we ...
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Transition from waterfall to agile

I'm not a PM but a senior designer. My current place of work follows a traditional waterfall process and currently it's throwing up a whole host of problems. I'm aware we need to upgrade our ...
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Why did our process cause us to miss our release date? [closed]

I'm a developer on a team that has just finished some web development work. It was due for a release tomorrow but, as a result of a review by management, needs reworking. This will undoubtedly add a ...
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Feasability report and the kickoff meeting

Is feasability study related to kick off meeting? My understanding is that the feasability study is done before the contracts are signed to ensure that the project is 'feasible'. But my question is ...
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Are there differences in Test plans for an agile model and a traditional model?

Are there differences in in-sprint Test plans for an agile model and a traditional model? Is there any best practices to follow for in-sprint test plans?
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Where would Joint Application Development sessions fit into the Scrum framework?

I'm working on transitioning my team's project methodology from the waterfall model to an Agile one.
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Velocity at different project phases

We are running Scrum on waterfall-style projects. This means that we use Scrum as a planning unit, conduct the ceremonies, have the PO/Scrummaster roles, but we do not have a customer-facing release ...
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How can a professional services / custom solutions company adopt agile and be successful?

I am a Project Manager / Scrum Master at a company that implements custom solutions for our clients. We do our best to adopt agile practices, but it's been very difficult - every client is different, ...
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Is it possible to change from Waterfall/V model methodologies to Agile during a project?

Say for example, you are in charge of a particularly large project, with a big time frame, and you and your team decide that Agile would be a better methodology to follow. Is it practical/possible to ...
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How to estimate number of resources when I have my timelines fixed, but work effort is more

My total work estimate is 1056 man days Release Start time: May 10 Release End time: October 10 total Work days available: 101 1056 / 101 = 11 resource Approx. Is this correct calculation? If not ...
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Logical Loop: PMBOK 5th Ed

I am hoping someone can clear up my misunderstanding of the sequence for developing a project plan according to PMBOK 5th Ed. We see that creating a project plan inputs into it's subsidiary plans (...
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How to leverage Agile development benefits in a fixed-cost project?

I recently joined a company that has started moving towards "more agile" development. I've already been product owner for an internal software project and that worked reasonably well as far as I can ...
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Can planning documents be retroactively produced to fit the product that's been built?

I am currently implementing an Android application and am struggling to do my class and sequence diagrams, predominately due to the fact that the specifications are too abstract and vague. I was ...
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Project management methodologies for multiple projects, small teams, diverse skills, partially remote team

I have been reading a lot on Scrum to evaluate its use in our company. I've done a few trials runs with it where the teams were exploring different aspects of it to get some real world feel. I'm not ...
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Games development PM - is the CAPM relevant? [closed]

I'm about to enter the third year of my career, and I want to drive my career towards project management in the video game industry (junior and any lower responsibilities role). I have never worked in ...
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How should we estimate accessibility testing for a waterfall project?

I am working with a lot of teams and there are different phases of testing. We have devised a standardized process for accessibility testing across many different teams. This process is to be done ...
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How to prepare a schedule from Waterfall to Agile in software developement

As a program advisory I need to schedule 5 projects in the next year but one of them will be agile (the first in our business). All of the projects that are waterfall are easy to schedule: ...
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Are you allowed to make even small changes in a Waterfall project?

In a Waterfall project, are you allowed to make even small changes, such as the design style of the user login form, when the project went passed the design phrase?
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Automatic Dependency Generator

I have a list of datasets which are required to deliver a large project. The project is comprised of various products. Each product has a requirement for one or more of the datasets. I am want to ...
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What's the relationship between SLDC and methodologies like XP, RAD, Scrum, etc.?

I'm confusing with the System Development Life Cycle Methodology with other Methodologies like Extreme Programming, Rapid Application Development, Rational United Process, Waterfall, V-Shaped, Spiral, ...
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No Checkpoint Reports

I am running a Prince2/Waterfall project that is currently about 1/4 of the way through a 8 month timeline. I have been having trouble with Work Package owners not providing me with Checkpoint reports/...
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Definition of Done or How to really finish tasks?

Sometimes it is hard to close a task. There might come a new information which demands an update of the task. The task remains a long time almost finished. New Versions and baselines allows us to ...
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A team have requested in a retrospective they want more waterfall and a Project Manager; how to proceed?

A fellow CSM approached me yesterday with a problem. They have been running Scrum for 6 months quite successfully and Management are happy however the development team have requested the CSM to take ...
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How to synchronize an agile software team with a waterfall hardware team?

Our team is composed of both software and hardware engineers. The software team uses Scrum project management while the hardware team uses waterfall. The priority of our software requirements change ...
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What are the primary differences when promoted to a Programme Support role out of a Project Support role?

Within a newly formed Programme Support Office, a number of new starts have been asked to evaluate their roles but they are all former Project Support Officers and some are straying into Project ...
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What is the definition of “development model”?

What is the definition of "development model"? For example: Waterfall model, Iterative model or Spiral model. In this case "model" is just synonym of "methodology" (wikipedia keep articles about ...
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Can you Gate each Agile Sprint to provide comfort to Stakeholders in Waterfall?

A quick summary of the facts - Multinational Company Traditional Waterfall Project Management Agile/Scrum being used for the Design/Test/Build (>25 Sprints) Traditional Waterfall Gates must be ...
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Is there guidance for Agile Refactoring within a large Waterfall Project?

I am acting as Project Support to a large multinational that is keen to embrace Agile - although it is really just Scrum that they are referring to. The ERP migration is traditional Waterfall but ...
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How can I integrate information from a waterfall customer into an agile project?

We're currently doing an agile project where the customer is less agile than what we actually hoped for (he stays with waterfall). Also, while an official requirements specification exists, it is ...
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Development process in a highly dependent environment

I was going through a question on PMSE when this question struck me. I have been working as a Project Manager for a software company. Most of our work we get from an agency. The agency in-turn gets ...
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Should Product Owner be a separate job in Waterfall project

Working for a large waterfall project (+180 members) and although we are about to ship the 1.0. Our client is asking us to work on the next major release (parallel development). Since those new major ...
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Is agile a 'subset' of the SDLC?

I'm having a hard time classifying software development methodologies. In my understanding, SDLC is the overarching model used for software development approaches. SDLC methodologies can range from ...
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What is the definition of “project” in Agile settings?

The context is a PMO running across two development groups, one doing Agile development, the other using the waterfall model. In order to come up with a common approach and engagement model, we would ...
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Project metric definitions

I often read about Agile development in blogs. It seems that some PM terms are sometimes mentioned with slightly different meanings depending on the context. Could you transcribe from a book (either ...
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Is there any pm methodology that works well on large projects?

My team historically has averaged about 40 people over several years, often more than that. We have a pretty complex product that cuts across several problem domains. We switched from waterfall to ...
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Is it possible to track velocity on a waterfall project?

Assuming similar work has been done in the past, can velocity be measured on a waterfall project? If that isn't the case, is there a more appropriate capacity management tool on a waterfall project?
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Setting up task predecessors correctly

Using Open Project (or MS Project, i suppose), in the following example: does #13 depend on #7? does #14 depend on #7? does #13 depend on #12? does #14 depend on #12? Or does it matter at all? ...