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774Re: [scrumdevelopment] Waterfall and Dr. Winston Royce

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  • Martin Fowler
    Dec 14, 2002
      Mike Cohn wrote:
      > I think the popularity of waterfall is that everything degrades into
      > waterfall model to some extent.

      > Even a fairly extreme shift like Kent Beck's Test-Driven Development is
      > a waterfall to some extent: find a requirement, write a test (that
      > fails), write the code, retest, refactor. All repeated on a scale of
      > minutes.
      >

      I often say that the only problem with waterfalls is when they are too
      large. It's reasonable to kayak the Rogue River, it isn't wise to Kayak
      over Niagara Falls

      Martin
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