Project Management Mastery

Waterfall in Practice (PMM04)

Ah, the 70s. The decade that gave us disco music, flares, and the Waterfall project management method. While it was formalized in the software industry, the Waterfall methodology builds on long-established principles from traditional industries like manufacturing and construction. It follows a sequential process: each project is divided into stages, and each stage must be completed before the next one can start.

It relies on thorough planning from the start and extensive documentation at every stage of the process. Project managers are offered a clear system of working, in which team members and stakeholders can see progress easily. This means tracking and reporting are straightforward. This course will show you how you can use the Waterfall methodology to deliver project goals more efficiently.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Describe the core principles of the Waterfall methodology
• Explain the pros and cons of the Waterfall methodology
• Outline the 6 stages of the Waterfall model

Why take this course?

Every organization, team member, and project is different. Project managers must be equipped with the right tools to adapt to any given environment. The Waterfall methodology works especially well for projects with fixed requirements and whenever processes are predictable and well-rehearsed. Use it wisely, and you can save time and money.

10 mins | SCORM | Takeaway Tasks

  • Waterfall in Practice
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed