Agile approach to project management has become more and more popular in
recent years. Agile framework is different from traditional waterfall model. It
has considerable impact on how projects are planned and
Imagine that you have been assigned as a project manager to
manage your company’s e-Commerce Website where customers can browse the
company’s products, place orders, and interact with the company’s customer
service representatives. Your project must be completed in three (3) months and
you have about twelve (12) people in the team. There are three (3) offshore
developers in Ireland and two QA testers in Dallas, TX. The rest of the project
team and the product owner are in San Diego, CA. Write a five to six (5-6) page
paper in which you:
Compare and contrast agile and Waterfall models of managing a project in the
context of building an e-Commerce Website. Include diagrams or tables through
the use of graphical tools in Microsoft Word or Visio, or an open source
alternative such as Dia to show the differences and similarities. Note: The
graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
Evaluate the pros and cons in agile and Waterfall project management in
terms of planning and the execution of projects and collaboration among project
Decide whether you would use an “Agile” or “Waterfall” model to manage the
project for your company. Support your rationale.
Identify and analyze the pitfalls and misconceptions inherited in your
chosen approach. Analyze how you, as a project manager, could mitigate the risks
that are associated with those misconceptions.
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia
and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. You may use the
resources above or others of your choosing.
Your assignment must follow
these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s
name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and
the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
Include charts or diagrams created in Excel, Visio, MS Project, or one of
their equivalents such as Open Project, Dia, and OpenOffice. The completed
diagrams / charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is