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The Waterfall Model
An overview of this software development process.
# 29073 | 2,312 words | 8 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Jul 14, 2003 in Computer and Technology (Software) , Engineering (General)

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In software engineering, the Waterfall Model describes a development method that is linear and sequential and which has distinct goals for each phase of development. This paper describes the Waterfall Model and then provides a list of advantages and disadvantages of the process. The paper presents controversial issues of the Waterfall Model and shows samples of the Waterfall Development Model, also known as the Software Development Life Cycle. The paper concludes with a summary of the future of the Waterfall Model.

From the Paper:

"As the computer - business interaction spectrum has become more diverse, this rigid development ladder has become less applicable to the software development process. With the shift from single computer applications to computer supported collaborative work (CSCW) this model has all but outlived its usefulness. Today's applications are utilized across an enterprise, and each department can have its own unique cultural needs, and wants to have its own feedback loop into the development cycle. By becoming aware of different styles of software used, and how they relate to phases in the development process, a developer can detect if projects have gone out of control, or are staying on track."

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