Agility has been on everyone’s lips for some years now. More and more companies want to adopt an agile approach because they expect to be able to adapt their processes, organization or IT more flexibly and quickly in order to respond better to customer requirements, market adjustments and general conditions. This raises the question of whether agility per se can be seen as the panacea for change processes or whether there are projects for which the classic waterfall method is better suited.

Agility is a concept based on the guiding principles and values formulated in 2001 by a group of software developers as the “Agile Manifesto”. The focus is on the development of customer-oriented solutions and the ability to adapt to changing conditions in the course of the project.