A ski slope sounds like the unlikeliest of places for the birth of a software revolution. But that was exactly how the Agile Manifesto, a reaction against the waterfall model dominating software development processes at that point, came into being in 2001. Now, more than two decades later, Agile is widely practised by many organisations, with 94% having at least some Agile experience and 65% having significant experience with Agile.
To understand why Agile excels over the waterfall model, we will first look at the latter and why it was problematic. Next, we will look at Agile, how it works, some cons associated with it, and how businesses can work around those cons.