Agile & Waterfall are quite different software development methodologies, get to know about there differences.
Updated on April 19, 2021
From the initial R&D phase to the final launching stage, there are hundreds of things that simultaneously occur while building a project. And one of the major decisions that need to be taken care of even before the actual development is what approach to use?
And that's exactly what we will be talking about what methodology is right for your app development project and why? In this article, our focus will remain on two of the most popular which are Waterfall and Agile Methodology.
So without any further ado, let’s start by covering the basics of both of these software development methodologies.
The Waterfall Model methodology is also known by the term Linear Sequential Life Cycle Model. The 'app development life cycle' model can be defined as an approach that follows the sequential order. This means that the team working on the development stage of the project can only move towards the next stage, for instance, the testing phase.
Waterfall Methodology
And the project development team can do so only if the previous step is successfully completed without any hurdle.
As discussed is one of our previous articles as well, the term agile methodology can be defined as a practice that helps in maintaining a series of continuous iterations of project development & testing in the software development process.
Agile Methodology
In this type of model approach, the project development and testing activities are concurrent in nature, unlike the Waterfall model that we discussed earlier. This app development methodology enables more communication between the end-users, app developers, testers as well as project managers.
When dealing with agile methodology and agile project management, it is essential to have a comprehensive overview of the Scrum framework. This is why you need CSM certification training so that you can get to know the basics of Scrum lifecycle and its involvement in the agile methodology. 
Below are some of the major differences that app developers and testers need to be aware of before making a decision of choosing a methodology:
In order to get a better understanding of the fact that if the agile approach is the right choice for your application development project, have a lot at some of its main advantages and disadvantages:
Now that we have gone through the plus points and not-so positives of the agile methodology, it’s time we have a glance at the advantages and disadvantages of what the waterfall approach has to offer us:
So these were some of the major advantages as well as disadvantages of these software development methodologies. Both agile and waterfall methodologies are very different from one another in terms of implementation and operation.
Our suggestion would be to first note down all your project requirements like the magnitude of the project, specifications, functionalities, etc. And once all the points have been stated then you can finalize which mobile app development approach you want to proceed with your project.
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Aparna is a growth specialist with handsful knowledge in business development. She values marketing as key a driver for sales, keeping up with the latest in the Mobile App industry. Her getting things done attitude makes her a magnet for the trickiest of tasks. In free times, which are few and far between, you can catch up with her at a game of Fussball.
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