Most of the QA service companies follows the Agile Process in their projects over waterfall. This is because if we talk about Agile, it has several advantages over Waterfall modal. Moreover, Agile is also more suitable for software development but if we talk about global usage, not many companies are ready to move from one implementation to the other very easily, as it is always a bit difficult adapt to the new process/technology. Waterfall has served many software testing companies for a long time and is still considered a good methodology by many companies who integrate it into their day-to-day work. Agile is basically a relatively new methodology which is in trend for the development.
If we talk about agile, there are several things which we need to be considered about the project which are implementing the agile process and there are few factors that play a role, it includes:
- Duration of the project
- Risks Factor
- Stakeholder’s involvement
Agile methodology is very flexible & different from waterfall model and it can be used in many ways including in bits and pieces. Also, the main benefit of implementing the agile process is that it can be mixed with other project management methodologies. There is a reason it is called “Agile Methodology”.
As we are moving from Waterfall to Agile, there are few essentials they can implement:
- Try to adopt Agile processes gradually
- Try to communicate more and regularly
- Try to have regular meetings
- Try to divide bigger tasks into smaller tasks
Hope this information is helpful for you.