A Comparative Case Study of Waterfall and Agile Management

Renad Mokhtar, Mashael Khayyat

© 2022 Mashael Khayyat, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International. (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Citation Information: SAR Journal. Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 52-62, ISSN 2619-9955,, March 2022.

Received: 02 February 2022.
Revised:   14 March 2022.
Accepted: 19 March 2022.
Published: 28 March 2022.


This paper represents a real case study provided in a medium-size insurance company based on analysis that has been made regarding whether to apply the agile methodology of project management or traditional methods of project management. Researchers and end-users agreed that agile methods are more effective in projects and have added value in a very short time compared to the traditional waterfall approach. The research analysis has been conducted based on data acquired through a survey from the respondent associated insurance company. Further, it is demonstrated that the use of the agile methodology in insurance companies in Saudi Arabia is more helpful than the waterfall methodology because of the quality-related outcomes it offers to the project managers.

Keywords – Agile, Waterfall, Sprint, Project Management, methodology, Product Development, phases, and requirements.


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