Companies that transition to Agile often adopt the analogy that sprints are just mini waterfall. This article provides five reasons why Scrum sprints are not mini-Waterfall. Each argument is illustrated by a diagram that provides a clear visual evidence of the difference between the Agile approach and a traditional process.
These reasons are:
- Continuous design, development, integration, and testing
- Cross-functional team members
- No change in scope during Sprint
- Time boxing
- A strictly defined cadence