Modernization won’t be engineered using legacy development methods.
The waterfall-style software development lifecycle has its place, but organizations looking to spin out services quickly to meet new requirements—or to use new methods to solve old problems—need a different approach. It’s not just a matter of speed. An iterative lifecycle provides more opportunity to get feedback from key stakeholders, increasing the odds that the final product addresses organizational and end-user requirements—and avoids unanticipated fixes that can drive up the final development costs and result in lengthy delays in deployment. And security cannot be treated as an afterthought, a compliance check made at the end of the development lifecycle resulting in delays and additional costs.