With so many software development methodologies available, it can be a challenge for software developers, designers, and managers to select the right one for a particular project. Understanding the various approaches, especially their strengths and weaknesses, can help your team confidently adopt the most appropriate software development model so your project is completed successfully—on time and within budget.

The executive guide to software development methodologies: How the right choice impacts the success of your project

In this white paper, we provide an overview of the six most popular software development methodologies: 

  • Waterfall
  • Agile Scrum
  • Rapid Application Development (RAD)
  • Lean
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Kanban

We also discuss a hybrid approach and why mixing methodologies is beneficial in certain instances.

Of course, understanding each methodology is just the first step in the selection process, which is why we also share tips to help you pick the right one. Issues such as cost, frequency of change, and the experience of your development team factor in to choosing the right approach.

Software development methodologies: How the right choice impacts the success of your project is your free guide to help you take the first step towards successful software application development.