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Agile ♻️ vs. Waterfall ⤵️ : which PM are you?

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The age old debate – which side are you on?

Agile is popular amongst small teams who ideate and build a product based on regular feedback from customers. The popularity of agile has spread from software teams to marketing teams, business development teams, and so much more 💻

Waterfall is popular amongst teams who follow a cascading series of steps to produce an already defined product. Each step follows an approval before proceeding to the next task, with little to no chance for a revision. Waterfall is popular amongst construction, engineering and manufacturing teams 🛠

No one has a crystal ball to predict the future 🔮…Nevertheless, having the right data, asking the right questions, and applying the right techniques is the best way to develop a robust estimation technique,


So when should you use Agile vs. Waterfall


Well it depends on your management style and project type 👷🏽‍♀️👨🏽‍💻

We find that the agile approach improves collaboration amongst teams while waterfall works best for projects with well defined requirements 🏗

A construction project is traditionally not considered a good fit for an agile approach since it is sequential in nature, and changes are expensive as it moves down the life cycle. A change during design might cost $1, but during active construction will cost $100 to implement 💰

However, there is a strong incentive to apply an agile approach in the design phase to minimize the cost of design changes late into construction. As client feedback is crucial during the design phase, having a constant feedback loop will reduce risks associated with changes late into construction ✅


How to use Agile in Pathscape.app


Agile workflow for Construction Design in Pathscape.app



How to use Waterfall in Pathscape.app



Waterfall workflow for Construction Design in Pathscape.app



Agile vs. Waterfall: Pick the methodology that’s right for your team & project


Deciding between Agile and Waterfall doesn’t have to be a difficult decision. Armed with pathscape.app’s adaptable project management platform, you can select and deploy the project management method that helps you accomplish your objectives.

As you compare Agile vs. Waterfall, consider looking at templates for both methodologies we’ve created to see which one makes the most sense for your team & project 👨🏾‍🔧👷🏾‍♀️👨🏾‍🏭👨🏾‍💻


There are many more features within Pathscape that we will explore, we look forward to sharing more in our next post!

Have a great week! Team Pathscape

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