Original Link: http://www.netmagazine.com/opinions/agile-waterfall
Having worked a few places that combine Agile and waterfall myself, it’s nice to hear others talking about it too…
Jon Arnold, a strategic consultant at Centresource Interactive Agency, explains how to blend the Agile approach and the waterfall method
Recently our team has been experimenting with a hybrid approach between Agile software development and the waterfall model. Many project management nerds are referring to this as “WetAgile”, an appropriate but kind of gross-sounding term. Before I explain further, a little background information:
We call our standard waterfall the 4D Approach: Define, Design, Develop, and Deploy. It’s pretty standard in the world of web and interactive, with each phase having a solid finish line before the next phase begins. It’s great for setting milestones with a client and managing expectations, but can often make for some difficult scheduling and internal struggles.