May 17, 2023 (NO COMMENTS)

Agile project management has grown in popularity, more organisations are scaling it beyond and applying it to entire programmes. Ascenteum provides Agile and Waterfall Project Management alongwith regular training and workshops related to the industry. Early agile development adopters were frequently small, self-contained teams working on small, self-contained projects. They demonstrated that the agile methodology can work, much to the delight and benefit of software developers all across the world. 


In this blog, we are going to do a comparison between the two project management systems.  


Defining Agile and Waterfall Project Management 


Agile Project Management: Agile project management is an iterative method to project delivery that emphasises continuous releases that include client input. The ability to make changes throughout each iteration increases velocity and flexibility. This differs from a linear, Waterfall Project Management technique, which follows a predetermined course with minimum variation. 


Waterfall Project Management: The waterfall project management methodology adheres to a linear, sequential formula. It works well for work with predictable, recurrent procedures, but it can catch development teams off guard and leave them unable to change faster than a rival. 


What are the advantages of agile project management?

  1. Quicker feedback cycles
  2. Early detection of issues
  3. Greater likelihood of customer satisfaction
  4. The time to market has been significantly reduced
  5. Improved visibility and accountability
  6. Dedicated teams result in increased output over time
  7. Prioritisation that is flexible and focused on value delivery 


What are the advantages of Waterfall Project Management

  1. A defined project phase aids in defining work dependencies.
  2. After the requirements have been defined, the project’s cost can be estimated.
  3. Because of the clearly defined phases of sequential processes, less coordination is required.
  4. Improved emphasis on design and requirement documentation
  5. Before any software is created, the design step is more rigorous and structured.


Consideration before picking a project management service

Moving to agile can be a daunting and challenging task, when a project or business is rooted to the traditional approach. Let’s look at the techniques that agile and waterfall programmes utilise to iteratively organise, operate, and structure work.  



A product roadmap describes the evolution of a product or solution through time. In Agile Project Management, a roadmap offers critical context that enables teams to achieve both incremental and project-wide goals. Roadmaps are made up of initiatives, which are significant regions of functionality, and provide timetables indicating when a feature will be accessible. It is expected that as the work progresses and teams learn more, the roadmap will evolve to reflect that new information in subtle or large ways.



The agile program’s priorities are determined by the backlog. The team comprises all backlog work items, such as new features, problems, enhancements, technical or architectural tasks, and so on. The product owner prioritises the engineering team’s backlog work. The prioritised backlog is then used by the development team as the single source of truth for what work has to be done.


Trust Building 

Agile Project Management cannot work without a high degree of trust among team members and, as a result, they must foster trust. To have difficult talks about what is best for the programme and the product, candour is required. Ideas and concerns are frequently conveyed since talks occur at regular intervals. That means team members must have faith in each other’s ability (and willingness) to carry out the decisions made during those discussions.



Ascenteum brings best assistance on Agile and Waterfall Project Management enabling teams to provide higher quality products. Our main motive is to satisfy the expectations of consumers by offering the flexibility to adjust to change across the development lifecycle.