Agile and Waterfall. You know what these words mean; however, what you may not know is that they are also accurately descriptive names of methodologies used to complete projects. In fact, if you have worked in or around the IT world or at a place that often takes on large projects, it is likely you have heard them used in very unusual circumstances. In this Brain Food, IT Project Manager, Marcus Weldon, provides an easy-to-follow explanation that will help you know what people are talking about the next time you hear them used at your office.

According to the experienced Project Manager, Waterfall is more useful for smaller and linear projects, such as buying servers for a company. Using Waterfall requires each phase of the project to be completed before moving on to the next one, until the project’s completion.

Agile is more useful for large projects where multiple teams can collaborate on different parts. This allows the team to come up with workable increments along the way. Agile encourages consistent evaluation and iteration to continuously improve the end product.

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