I stumbled upon this brilliantly simple yet informative post titled ‘The Future of Software Development’. It gives a brief background of the waterfall model and why it failed, an overview of the best methods for building software today, and what changes we can likely expect in the future.
Here’s an extract:
“We have come a long way since then and learned a lot about making software. The Waterfall Model is now considered a flawed method because it is so rigid and unrealistic. In the real world, software projects have ill-defined and constantly evolving requirements, making it impossible to think everything through at once. Instead, the best software today is created and evolved using agile methods. These techniques allow engineers to continuously re-align software with business and customer needs.“