Evaluation in Waterfall vs. Agile

When we explain the differences between Waterfall and Agile, we invariably ask the following question: who attended the final evaluation of your previous project? The final evaluation is an interesting phenomenon.

Besides the celebrations, the final evaluation of the project itself is pointless. The aim of an evaluation is to learn from the project and improve the next time around. However, in this field, we’re very obstinate. Despite final evaluations, we tend to repeat the same mistakes in future projects.

Benefits of frequent evaluations in Agile

This is different in Agile. In Agile, an evaluation is performed at the end of each iteration. This takes more time, but also has a greater effect. Improvements identified during a second iteration benefit the team from the third iteration. Agile projects are learning projects.

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