ROI in Agile vs Waterfall

In my personal opinion there are many factors who contributes to get better
ROI in Agile than Waterfall.

First at all, Agile drives on Value whereas Waterfall drives on Plan.

Secondly, the most critical point in software development how to treat with
changing requirements? In Agile the impact is less than in Waterfall
because of you can add more requirements and prioritize as well any time.

Thirdly, deliver working software frequently allows to the client (Product
Owner) see what is going on and no to wait several months as in the classic cycle.

Last but not least, in Agile you work faster and more predictable way to the
clients and more responsive to market.
In fact, if your client realized that the software need to adjust he can do it
through the project.

Mario Lucero

Mario Lucero

I am all about helping companies to adopt agile as methodology in Chile. Why? I believe many organizations think that agile is not for Chilean companies because of Chilean culture is totally different from i.e. USA culture but I worked with Chilean professionals who after using agile realized it is feasible to implement it. Agile works in small and large projects and there are many evidences which demonstrate this.


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  2. Very Basic. Is there any metric you would recommend to capture ROI in Agile and compare it with Waterfall ? Remember, you realize your cash only when the whole product gets sold in the market so metrics like $$/Feature are practically not possible to evaluate.

    1. Hi Neeraj

      The best metric in Agile about ROI is that you can get money after the first iteration when you show small product to your customer. However, I will investigate about metrics to get ROI in Agile vs Waterfall.

      Best Regards,


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