- Micha Rüegger
If you hear the term „Waterfall Development” and you think on a charitable project for the building cabins under the Niagara Falls, you should read on. We have a few surprises for you. The waterfall method is original a model for the project development. It describes a planned and sequential of succession from activities there lead to the realization of a plan.
Here you will see the next surprise: Studies have shown that in more than 80% from the examined and failed projects the use of the waterfall method was one of the key factors for the flop. Instead of that we engaged us with the question why is this so, we want to show you in this article, that the iterative approach is a much more effective method.
The waterfall only performed well, when the water flow is consistent
If everything goes right, the waterfall approach leads to a punctual project end which compliant with the original plan and budget-finished project end. If everything goes right… Customers know in advance not really detailed, what they want. This what they want, they often recognize after a few mutually interactions during the project.
In addition, it shows up regularly that drafts, that appear feasible on paper, are in reality too expensive or difficult. In this case a revision is necessary and the original planning collapses.
At the MySolutions Group we strive to offer the best service at our customers. About this, we pursue an agile and iterative development approach for our projects. This has far-reaching and immediate practical advantages.
Better quality and faster deployment of implemented changes
Focusing on the implementation of projects in small steps reduces the likelihood, that critical mistakes stay undetected. Our development approach allows us the number and – more importantly – reduce the severity of errors while we keep the cost of quality control under control.
Short release cycles also enable us to release a feature as soon as it can solve the problem from a customer. This helps our customers solve the core challenge which should solve this feature as soon as possible and give us a feedback on optimization at an early stage.
Increased development efficiency and continuous improvement
We all know how it is going: The more complex the original specification, the more unlikely it is that it is just as accurate in reality. Splitting development into small sections delivered as quickly as possible reduces the risk of miscommunication and misspecification. At MySolutions, projects are built up iteratively for the reason that there is room for adjustments. The focus is on the project goal and not on dusty and unproductive sessions.
Just call us and inform yourself about our services and products. You will quickly realize that we feel comfortable in every situation – whether in the water or on land.