With all the different ways that internet users are accessing website content (such as through mobile devices and tablets) the need for an effective and time-saving approach to delivering content to different devices/displays arises.
Because of this, responsive web design is a concept that is getting a lot of attention lately. The benefits are clear: one code base, one content source, multiple displays.
Now, if your organization agrees that it is the right way to go, you need to decide which process/project management approach will work best for you.
The Waterfall methodology is basically what it sounds like; one phase 'flows' into the next, until all phases are complete.
Because design is completed and approved very early on in the process, you need to have a good idea how your site will appear in different displays before the actual development process begins.
Agile is another project management methodology that takes a more iterative approach to creating a responsive site.
For responsive design, this approach is optimal because each iteration can result in a releasable display 'version.'
There are many different flavors of project management methodologies, and all have their merits and challenges. When it comes to responsive design, the agile approach has a natural alliance with the flexibility of responsive design.
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