What are the Advantages of Waterfall Methodology:

What are the advantages of Waterfall Methodology?

What are the Advantages of Waterfall Methodology?

  • Simple and easy to use
  • Easy to manage – each phase has specific deliverable’ s and a review process
  • Phases are processed and completed within scheduled time
  • Works well if requirements are very clear
  • It is one the easiest model to manage. Because of its nature, each phase has specific deliverable’s and a review process. In each phase we will get to know what to deliver and when to deliver.
  • Faster delivery of the project
  • Process and results are well documented and documentation plays important role in Waterfall methodology.
  • Easily adaptable method for shifting teams.
  • This project management methodology is useful to manage dependencies.
  • It works well for smaller size projects where requirements are easily understandable.

Disadvantages:

  • Handling change request is difficult.
  • Feedback from the client is not there.
  • There may be chance to no coordination between the teams.
  • Team work and coordination is not there
  • Continuous improvement process
  • This model is not suggestible for Large projects
  • If the requirement is not clear at the beginning, we can’t use waterfall methodology because every phase is dependent on previous phase.
  • Here next phase will start once previous phase completed.
  • Very difficult to move back to makes changes in the previous phases.
  • The testing process starts once development is over. Hence, it has high chances of bugs to be found later in development where they are expensive to fix.
  • There is no team work in this model.
  • Difficult to manage change requests in this model.

I hope now you got some idea about what are the advantages of waterfall Methodology?