Executive Summary

Today’s project leaders are faced with a problem: While most of their work follows a traditional Waterfall methodology, they’re increasingly asked to collaborate with Agile software development teams. Agile and Waterfall lie at the farthest ends of the spectrum and conjure up deep-rooted opinions when teams are asked to pick a side, work with one another, or in some cases, choose Waterfall to complete software development projects.


This white paper will dive into the differences between the Agile and Waterfall methodologies in relation to software development, the pros and cons of each, best use cases, and finally, the roadmap for mixing the two.

While these methodologies may be opposite in almost every way, the need for both is obvious, especially for development teams or PMOs that still have the responsibility of reporting up the chain to management. Waterfall reports aren’t going away, and Agile development is the methodology of choice for many IT groups.

This white paper will take a deeper dive into the differences between the two methodologies. While both can be used to manage a wide range of project types, this paper will focus primarily on the application of the two methodologies to the world of software development, the pros and cons of each, best use cases, and finally, the roadmap for mixing the two. Solve the pain of attempting to mix two very different methodologies and learn how Agile and Waterfall can help you get more work done, deliver better metrics to executives, and create the right environment for all types of work.