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Why 'wagile' works


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In today's world of agile, lean and rapid prototyping many designers are of the opinion that waterfall is ineffective and counter productive. The agile methodology of delivering projects in bite size chunks, with a self-managing team that define the scope, works well in many instances. Some teams however drop out of agile or merge it with waterfall as they encounter issues when trying to write requirements, retrofit branding, integrate marketing plans and/or create visually stunning design upfront. Furthermore, many projects are commissioned to digital agencies making the prospects of a pure agile process difficult. When clients approach digital agencies, most clients will already have a budget, basic requirements and a timeline thus negating some of the agile principles. In this talk Danny will explain why in a digital agency setting, a pure agile approach is often unachievable, how waterfall has its merits and why a hybrid ‘wagile’ approach can be the way forward for some projects.

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Why 'wagile' works

  1. 1. Why ‘wagile’ works Proposal for SXSW 2014 talk by Danny Bluestone, CEO of Cyber-Duck Ltd Friday, 26 July 13
  2. 2. About me Friday, 26 July 13
  3. 3. What is out there Friday, 26 July 13
  4. 4. Agile Friday, 26 July 13
  5. 5. Waterfall Friday, 26 July 13
  6. 6. When agile might drop Friday, 26 July 13
  7. 7. My SXSW 2014 presentation will explore: • Is agile the holy grail for web application development? • If agile is so good, why do agencies dip into waterfall? •Why most agencies, don’t take a pure agile approach. • Does waterfall have any merits? •What is ‘wagile’ and how can I use it? • How can I practically manage a ‘wagile’ project? I will answer these questions in my full presentation. Friday, 26 July 13