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Mastering Software Project Requirements by Barbara Davis

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Implications of Waterfall on Requirements

Waterfall is the most common and prolific project methodology in the information technology industry. In fact, in the fall of 2011, Planit reported that Waterfall was still being applied to 36%1 of all projects, and by 2012, that number had remained unchanged (as illustrated in Figure 11.1).

In reality, broken, misunderstood, poorly implemented or not, technology firms and resources are averse to risks and slow to implement new methods, even if those methods promise bigger, better, and faster results. This book is not intended to pitch one methodology over another but to educate companies and resources ...

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