Scrum, Kanban, Scrumban: there are many approaches to manage product development and project in the Agile software development world. It is a good thing to have multiple Agile tools, but you should also know when to use them. In this article Brendan Marsh of Spotify explains why his team dropped Scrum for Kanban just before launching their product.
Learn how to achieve multiple team collaboration in large scale software development projects. Self-organization is a key concept for all Lean-Agile methods. However, as projects expand across the enterprise and, more specifically, cut across multiple teams, teams clearly can’t just organize in any way they want to. A blend of top-down direction with bottom-up self organization is needed. Lean provides the insights necessary for teams to self-organize within the context of the value stream within which the teams work. A top-down perspective, created by driving from business value, can provide insights on how teams must organize and work together.
Gunther Verheyen presents the the majors aspects of the distinct views of Lean and Agile, indicating the similarities. He elaborates on his statement that the houses of Lean and Scrum are similar houses, just built with different materials. His conclusion is that the open framework of Scrum aligns and blends the underlying thinking of Agile and Lean.
In this blog post, Ken Pugh compares the usage of Kanban board and Scrum tracking boards to track progress of agile projects. He concludes that Scrum-style boards and Kanban-style boards can provide the same information, but in different ways.
In this blog post, Samuli Heljo shares his experience about a Scrum team that transitioned to Kanban. It offers a lot of data about this experience and try to analyze the failures made and to come up with some solutions.
Thinking about Lean as a combination of science, management and learning provides Scrum practitioners to start with including Lean and Kanban practices into their Scrum practices. Explicit policies, managing work-in-progress, and creating visibility have a direct, measurable impact on a team’s velocity.
“Aspects of Kanban” is an introduction to the Kanban workflow Lean project management system.