Waterfall vs Agile Project Management

There are numerous practices and methods for managing projects in Project Menyngmant. Some of them come from US sources, others from British, and a third from Japan.

Generally speaking, I do not think that there is proper or wrong practice for managing a project, as this is strictly tied to the field in which a project is managed, and the teams with which the clients to whom we relate. All these practices have a common purpose – to structure and distribute work in one project to reach the final goal – a satisfied client, minimizing costs, money, and time. You can imagine how different managing one for a manufacturing project and another for creating advertising can be. It is for this reason that the projector should intervene here and select the most appropriate approach to the sphere in which it works, or use a mixture of known methods. Reference: “Waterfall vs Agile project management methodology“, https://60yearsnato.info/waterfall-vs-agile-project-management-methodology/
The Japanese technique you mentioned above, I guess is Agile, and Waterfall comes from the USA ‘culture’. Both for the remaining and in their understanding of the leading of a project, these two countries have great differences. This may be due to their culture, but also to some degree Japanese technique is quite inspired by production chains. Another similar terms that may have come across are the British Prince-2 system. Among the most famous are Scrum, Critical Path Method (CPM), Six Sigma, and others.
I will focus my attention on Waterfall and Agile methods because of the discussion you have fallen, but if you wish to share in detail the other ‘frames’ I will be glad to schedule an appointment to go through the material. Reference: “Waterfall and Agile project management practices“, https://securityinformationeventmanagement.com/waterfall-and-agile-project-management-practices/

Waterfall Project Management

Waterfall methodology is a linear process. This method of operation allows you to go to the next step only and the only one when the previous phase is exceeded. The manager of this type of project must from the very beginning know and plan all the necessary steps to implement the project, including potential, testing, design, and so on, as well as the duration of each of these steps. This method of work is very suitable for real production, engineering projects, construction, or large-scale projects in which confusion would occur if changes are made in the middle of a process. Of course, this does not mean that there is no field for adjustments from beginning to end, but such should be predicted. The Waterfall model could be called a ‘planned’ or ‘predictable’ way of managing – there should be no unexpected problems and surprises. More on the topic: “Waterfall project management and Agile product management approaches“, https://projectmanagers.wpdevcloud.com/waterfall-project-management-and-agile-product-management-approaches/
Once you have a general idea of what this type of project management is, I can also share a little information about the important steps to successfully be successful. It is important to have a clearly defined final purpose of the product, the whole process to be carefully planned time and budget, a high level of control, and a documentary description of each phase. Read also: “Agile methodologies and Waterfall project management“, https://projectmanagers.business.blog/2023/01/14/agile-methodologies-and-waterfall-project-management/

Agile (Scrum and Kanban)

Agile methodology to define as an adaptive approach in the project of the Metingmant. This method works in smaller segments, with a new solution added in each segment, and new functionality, and allows frequent and regular feedback from the user (client). Through the troops and small irritations, this top management allows the gradual upgrade until all the desires and requirements of the end user are fulfilled. Other outstanding features of this type of work are flexibility – because of the small segments which are divided, regular and frequent reviews in which a large chat of working teams, and even all. This top brainstorming of the teams shows equality between people and helps overall decision-making and solutions to problems.
Additional Japanese terminologies and strange words such as Scrum, DCSM, Kanban, and Scrumban, which use the common principles of Agile Project management processes, may have intervened here.

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Agile principles and above mentioned specific methods are most commonly found in the field of programming. This is a place where you often have to be tested quickly and vaguely, but the biggest goal is to solve a particular problem as soon as possible. In recent years, this method can also be found in areas such as marketing, advertising, fashion, innovative projects, and product development…. Spheres in which regular and timely intervention of the user is extremely important.

I hope these explanations have been able to build you a general picture of the two terminologies. Regarding the discussion you came across-which is better, my personal opinion is that there is no better. Both methods have the same purpose but are suitable for different processes. Rather, I would personally focus on the right balance to use both practices at the right times and in the right relationship. This applies to both our organization and any other company worldwide.