Methodology - ArrowCore Group - Agile. Waterfall. Hybrid.


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Agile. Waterfall. Hybrid.

How can we adapt for you?

Today’s businesses have different goals. They move at different speeds with different leadership and team structures. And they face different competitive pressures. This means that they need development resources that can adapt, blend and produce in a wide range of development environments. And that’s why ArrowCore talent runs the spectrum of development methodologies to ensure we can meet our clients where they are, and provide the resources to help them to where they need to go.

We work in a comprehensive ecosystem of software development lifecycle methodologies including:


Agile’s iterative design focuses on individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Development occurs in time-specified sprints with a product at the end, enabling change to happen quickly. Self-organizing, cross-functional teams work closely with clients and communication remains constant. It’s a good choice for complex projects where goals are fluid and scope is evolving.


Waterfall gathers and defines requirements and goals right at the beginning. Project planning and design is more linear, with structured phases, thorough documentation and pre-defined milestones. When project scope, development timeframe and budget are locked in place, the more traditional waterfall methodology might be a better fit. Waterfall also works well when other organizations are part of the process and the client prefers to not be as heavily involved during development.


But maybe you need a framework that’s not rigidly adhering to either of the previous methodologies? Maybe you need the flexibility to take the best of both worlds and adapt them to the needs of your project? A hybrid approach can start with sequential development and move over to iterative phases as the project progresses. Typically, requirements can be well defined at the start of the project in a waterfall method, then the project transitions toward agile during design, development and testing.

But the real key to any of these methodologies is that your development resources must not only have expertise in the path you chose, they must be able to adapt to how your own organization does Waterfall, Agile or Hybrid. That’s something that can be as unique as a fingerprint, and it’s why ArrowCore has its own methodology for team deployment that can be as highly specialized as you are.

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