Agile or Waterfall: Is this really the question?

Just to lean on Hamlet’s soliloquy in phrasing „to be or not to be, this is the question” demonstrating his inner conflict to live or to die, one very often wonders why some people put this question on the table when starting to decide how to implement an initiative: Waterfall or Agile?

After more than 20 years of managing various projects of different size and complexity, I realize in the recent years increasingly statements like: “We go agile. Waterfall doesn’t help”. “We do not have time to go waterfall”, etc.