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What is the history of the Waterfall Process?

Updated: Mar 28, 2022



The โ€œinventorโ€ of the waterfall process ๐Ÿ’ง said in 1970: โ€œI believe in this concept, but the implementation described above is risky and invites failure.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Watch my video to see what a mind blowing ๐Ÿคฏ approach he recommended in 1970:





The waterfall process ๐Ÿ’ง is a software development process first introduced by Dr. Winston W. Royce in a ๐Ÿ“ paper published in 1970 (although Royce did not use the term waterfall in that article).


๐Ÿ“‘ On page 329 Royce introduces the waterfall process and says: โ€œI believe in this concept, but the implementation described above is risky and invites failure.โ€


๐Ÿ“‘ On page 330 Royce shows how the waterfall process can be fixed by introducing an โ™ป iterative approach.


๐Ÿ‘‰ Use an iterative approach for complex and complicated software development. ๐Ÿ‘

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterfall_model http://www-scf.usc.edu/~csci201/lectures/Lecture11/royce1970.pdf

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