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price tag The Transition from Waterfall to Agile Is Essential, but What Are the Real Costs?

We continue to hear from successful organizations that the transition from something like waterfall to agile is not just beneficial—it’s essential. There will be growing pains, but if you keep your eye on the prize and work to lessen the hiccups, you’ll find your organization in a much more competitive place.

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Josiah Renaudin
man working near waterfall DevOps Is the Key to Graduating from Waterfall to Agile

With the ever-increasing quality standards engrained in the common application user, we’re now at the point where transitioning from the waterfall methodology to the agile methodology isn’t just beneficial—it’s an essential step toward staying afloat in one of the most competitive industries.

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Josiah Renaudin
How to Effectively Transition from Waterfall to Agile

App creation has changed drastically over the past fifteen years, and for many teams, the journey from waterfall to agile has been a challenging one. Sanjay Zalavadia describes three strategies that businesses can use to successfully transition from waterfall to agile processes.

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Sanjay Zalavadia
From Waterfall to Agile: Keys to Making the Transition

A number of teams are making the agile transition, and while plenty of agile coaches give strong advice for how to go from zero to agile in a measured, streamlined manner, it’s also important to focus on how to transition from an existing waterfall mentality to an agile one.

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Josiah Renaudin
A Tester’s Guide to Dealing with Scrummerfall

If you’ve been a tester on an agile team, you’ve probably experienced “Scrummerfall” behavior—a cross between Scrum and waterfall. There isn’t really any collaboration, and there's too much work in progress during each sprint. Bob Galen tells you how planning can help you avoid it.

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Bob Galen
Agile, Waterfall, and the Blending of Methodologies

Agile doesn’t always require you to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Just because you plan to incorporate agile into your team (or even your entire organization), that doesn’t mean you need to scrap whatever other practices, such as outsourcing, or methodologies you’re using.

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Josiah Renaudin
What in the World Is Wagile Software Development?

Joe Townsend explores the meaning of the term wagile. Apparently, this word is a result of what occurs when a team slips from agile development into waterfall development. In this story, Joe lists several organizations that have gone wagile and what we can learn from them.

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Joe Townsend
Why It's Difficult for Agile Teams to Let Go of Waterfall Practices

For many projects that have rapidly changing requirements, agile often seems to be the right approach. But teams have a hard time adopting agile practices. It’s far from rare to hear of teams trying to fit practices from their former waterfall method into their new agile process.

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Steve Berczuk