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Class waterfall

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Class waterfall

  1. 1. Waterfall Model
  2. 2. Waterfall Model SDLC approach Became popular in 1970 Phases are organised in Linear Order Output of one phase is input for next phase
  3. 3. Waterfall Model Phases  Proposal Definition  Feasibility Study  Requirements Analysis  System Design  Coding & Testing  Implementation  System Maintenance
  4. 4. Waterfall Model Proposal Definition Feasibility Study R equirements Analysis S ystem Design Coding & Testing Implementation System maintenance
  5. 5. Strengths of Waterfall Model Easy to understand, easy to use Systematic for inexperienced staff Milestones are well understood
  6. 6. Strengths of Waterfall Model Sets requirements stability Good for management control (plan, staff, monitor, control) Works well when quality is more important than cost or schedule
  7. 7. Limitations-Waterfall Model Every phase is considered as a distinct phase All requirements must be known before hand Deliverables created for each phase are considered frozen – reduces flexibility
  8. 8. Limitations-Waterfall Model Can give a false impression of progress Little opportunity for customer to preview the system (until it may be too late)
  9. 9. Limitations-Waterfall Model  For a new system determining requirements is a difficult job  So freezing requirements before design is not practical  Might be desirable to built only a part of it  Later enhance as and when needed
  10. 10. Limitations-Waterfall Model Freezing requirements requires choice of H/W In large projects, technology changes when the system is completed
  11. 11. Limitations-Waterfall Model Difficulty of accommodating change after the process is underway One phase has to be complete before moving onto the next phase Integration is one big bang at the end
  12. 12. Limitations-Waterfall Model  Inflexible partitioning of the project into distinct stages makes it difficult to change as per customer requirements.  Requirements should be well-understood so that changes are fairly limited during the design process
  13. 13. When to use? Requirements are very well known Product definition is stable Technology is understood
  14. 14. When to use? New version of an existing product Porting an existing product to a new platform.
  15. 15. Thank You!!

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