Comparing the Waterfall model with the Spiral model

The following table provides a comparison between the Spiral model and the traditional Waterfall model:





In the software development life cycle, business requirements are frozen after the initial phase.

In the spiral model, requirements are not frozen by the end of the initial phase. It is kind of executed in a continuous mode.


In terms of project execution, there is a high level of risk and uncertainty because of the missing stringent risk management.

By design, the spiral model is modeled to handle better risk management


The Waterfall framework type is more of a linear sequential model.

The framework type of the spiral model ...

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