Navigating safely down the digital transformation waterfall

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Agile versus waterfall: The conundrum that continues to tax the minds of project and program managers in the world of financial services technology

Ever since the 70s, the question of whether waterfall or agile is the best approach for systems development and deployment projects has been keenly debated. The current trend towards APIfirst, cloud-based solutions that promise greater flexibility and better cost control appears, on the face of it, to favour an agile approach – or does it? Perhaps the secret to safely navigating the digital transformation waterfall lies more fundamentally in the architecture of the core system.