Comparison between Agile and Traditional software development methodologies

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Abstract.This paper is a review  research about the features of the agile and heavy (traditional) software development methodologies and comparisons between them based on: Approach, Success Measurement, Project size, Management Style, Perspective to Change, Culture, Documentation, Emphasis, Cycles, Domain, Upfront Planning, Return on Investment and Team Size. The important difference between agile and heavy methodologies is  the adaptability for project changes. In agile methodologies changes do easily but heavy methodologies are static and do not adapt with changes. Also in this paper there are the usage of each groups of methodologies and how can work two groups together. In addition, some types of heavy and agile methodologies have been described.


Methodology, Agile, Heavy, Traditional, Plan Driven, Feature Driven

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