Some analysis of Royce's own concerns with the Waterfall model

Over at the *Art of SW Dev* is a very good post giving some historical analysis on [Waterfall vs Agile](, using Royce’s original paper, and a good understanding of what is agile in the present day. It finds that Royce has been very unfairly mischaracterized. He found many flaws in the Waterfall (some suggest labelling this as *single-pass waterfall to give Royce credit for wanting iteration), and wanted things like full test coverage, people over process, etc.

It’s worth a parse and some thought.


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