Waterfall projects are more successful than agile projects. Wait! What?
For a university paper I am currently writing, I revisited the 2013 Chaos Manifesto. This report marked a watershed moment in the long history of the Standish Group and their biennial Chaos Reports that chart the factors that make projects successful.
What stood out for me, on this reading, was the diagram on page 25 that shows 49% of waterfall projects were successful, against 46% of agile projects.
At last it has a name. Gartner’s pace-layered application strategy framework provides a model that allows waterfall and agile practices to live side-by-side.