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Accession Number ADA562761
Title Waterfall Model - What It Is Not and Has Never Been.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 24p
Personal Author P. Hantos
Abstract Since the Waterfall model was published, literature has been full with critiques and proposals for alternative processes, most recently Agile Development. However, a substantial percentage of waterfall project failures can be attributed to lack of understanding of some fundamental issues, issues that are also present when modern methodologies are used. Ignoring such issues will lead to project failure, regardless of the methodology that is used. Also, the waterfall (or, a 'mini' waterfall) is still an essential building block of all more complex life cycle models, such as incremental, evolutionary, spiral, or iterative incremental development (IID). This briefing starts with the prevailing description of the Waterfall Model. It highlights the hidden abstractions of the model and seeks to develop successively more complex descriptions to facilitate the understanding of the underlying issues.
Keywords Briefing charts
Cdr(Critical design review)
Life cycle models
Life cycles
Pdr(Product design review)
Project management
Sashimi models. waterfall models
Srr(Software requirements review)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
Corporate Author Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, CA. Engineering and Technology Group.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Brieifng charts.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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