1The Persistence of Waterfall Planning

The benefits of increased business agility have been well documented by the Agile community. Who would argue that organizations that can rapidly react to changing market conditions will prevail? Or the potential for increased R&D Return on Investment (ROI) using the “Minimal Marketable Feature Set” (MMFS) approach to provide value at lower R&D cost? Yet, most organizations constrain Agile development with Waterfall planning practices and large releases with fixed content and schedule.

We'll start with a fictional startup accounting company called AccuWiz that used Agile development to become successful. As the business grew, they turned into a company many of you may recognize if you work for a large ...

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