The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum


Continuing our theme of helping Agile teams understand the Kanban Method, so they can effectively adopt it for their improvement efforts, I am again honored to publish a guest article by another great friend of ours – Dave White. In this article, he outlines the similarities of the two as WIP Limiting, Pull-based systems – with cadences and a focus on learning – while also explaining their differences. You will enjoy this excellent article. Cadences.


Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 2 – Agile Features & Capabilities in MS Project / Project PPM


You’re going to see this coming out at a very fast cadence. There’s always a process. Well, it’s important to have a good process. But there are people who are building tools, but they remember the competency of what’s being organized, structured and delivered is on a very different cadence. Tim Runcie: So let’s think through a little bit of kind of that whole process of we’ve talked about high level with some of the tools here.

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How to Become a Better Communicator

Project Risk Coach

Check out my article on The Beginner’s Guide to Trello. Imagine a business analyst who is mapping a business process. Notice the cadence, pauses, and the repetitions in the speech.

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Releases and Deadlines in Agile

Herding Cats

Cadence Release - when a fixed period ends, go with what is ready to go. Cadence Release paradigm, is a flow-based approach. The variability of the development work is minimized through the planned cadence. The Capabilities are laid out Cadence Releases in the chart below.

SAFe 5.0 brief preview

Henny Portman

The three dimensions of Organizational Agility are: Lean-thinking people and agile teams (house of lean, SAfe principles, Agile Manifesto), Lean Business Operations (process time – delay time – process time) and Strategy Agility.

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Customer Q&A - Office Depot


Ruth – Ensuring that our core process is in place and that it allowed flexibility and fluidity with managing unplanned change through prioritized backlogs, Team collaboration and clear visibility of resource utilization within KeyedIn. This visibility is not just on delivery but process.

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Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations


In the usual Scrum process, the P.O. Alternatively to the previous: I believe The IT Skeptic had an article about having two boards – one focused on the stakeholder epics, the other on the actual short-term tasks. Is this you?

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Related articles. Estimating Processes in Support of Economic Analysis. Herding Cats: Capabilities Release or Cadence Release. Better have a plan to reduce technical and programmatic uncertainty (both of which have aleatory and epistemic behaviours respectively) at a planned rate, for a planned cost, on a planned time. Or plan on being late, over budget, and reduced probability of technical success, before you start. All Value is Cost and Time dependent.

How To Make Agile Work For Your Marketing Team


In this article we’ll walk through: What is Agile? So, what this process would look like for Agile marketing teams instead is: Sprint 1: Research and come up with an outline for the eBook, including chapters, themes, etc.

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Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast


Here Dave white has shared his thoughts on the article ‘Kanban and Scrum Together’ written by Steve Porter. To be clear, I’m speaking about The Kanban Method when I use the word kanban and I believe that is what this article is talking about when it says Kanban and Scrum are stronger together. That pressure is what drives organizations and teams to adopt a ‘process’ that they think will help.


A Review Of Scrum For Kanban Teams


This article is the fourth in a series of “Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together”. Inspired by Steve Porter’s efforts to bring process practitioners closer together and educate Scrum practitioners, I’m writing a shadow series of posts that will follow the Kanban and Scrum – Stronger Together series and continue my own efforts to clear up misconceptions between practitioners of these methods. They will ship increments of software on a cadence or on demand.


Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing


In this article, Andrea explains the Kanban method in detail starting from its origin to its principles and its application. But, for teams that chafe under the strictures of the Scrum process, Kanban can be a freeing alternative. Make Process Policies Explicit.

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PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert


Keep in mind that you must take charge of communication processes as well, by including all stakeholders and creating the appropriate cadence so as not to overwhelm sponsors. ” This article originally appeared on PM Times: [link Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO.

PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert


Keep in mind that you must take charge of communication processes as well, by including all stakeholders and creating the appropriate cadence so as not to overwhelm sponsors. ” This article originally appeared on PM Times: [link Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO.

An Incremental Paradigm

Herding Cats

We live in a golf course community , where our waste water is processed locally inside our area. The grass is green, the solid waste is hauled away for further processing, and we receive the benefit of lower costs. Related articles.

Handling Unplanned Work

Leading Agile

Process: Uncertainty about what to do when unexpected work arises. Band-aids: Working around the effects of the problem instead of improving the process. Process. They aren’t clear about the process.

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Difference Between Agile Project Management and Scrum

Brad Egeland

As the corporate world is rapidly changing in the form of support issues, customer demands, project requirements, many companies are not able to work on traditional business processes as they are not fast enough to deal with the ever-changing requirements. He/She manages the whole process for how information is exchanged. It focuses on the people, not processes or artifacts and can be used with teams of six to eight developers.


Is Your Agile Project Healthy?

Project Management Essentials

If the answer is convincingly Scrum or Kanban, they are probably following a process. There is an unclear or vague process for making decisions. We measure and analyze the performance (check) and then, adjust the process (act).


Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

The combination of high WIP (work in process), multiple and uncoordinated project assignments per individual, lack of coordination of scarce resources, and inattention to cross-team dependencies during planning led to unpredictability in software delivery.

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Work From Home Tips for Managers from Experts across the Globe


We have a weekly Huddle every Monday, which we’ve been doing via Google Hangouts since working remotely, and managers have kept their regular cadence of meetings in place. Creating processes for yourself and your team aids in getting things done effectively and efficiently.

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Deliver Fast or Deliver as Planned (Update)

Herding Cats

The Plan for the delivery of value is shown in the Product Roadmap and implemented in the Cadence Release Plan, or sometimes in the Capabilities Release plan. The need is defined in the Capabilities Based Planning process. . Related articles.

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Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

Herding Cats

These risks can be mitigated with a good risk management process. For risks that are beyond the vision of the project team a properly implemented risk management process can also rapidly quantify the risks impact and provide sound plans for mitigating its effect. Related articles.

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Agile Unplugged: EP 02 | Mike Cottmeyer and Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

You get super clear backlogs, you find out what the real cadences you’ve finished work that you start. Again, it was kinda like, which process do you pick? Champion was in there designing, he realized his shortcomings, to business process re engineering.

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Common Ground for a Conversation about Estimating

Herding Cats

Can these two Features 2015007 and 2015008 going to make into the next Cadence release, scheduled for the end of November?". So if we want to actually find the root cause of the dysfunction, it's going to have to follow a process. . Related articles. Neil Killick posted a good question, what's the common ground for talking about estimates. In this post I'd suggest predictability is very difficult to achieve in the presence of uncertainty.

Same Same but Different †

Herding Cats

Much of the conversation in social media around agile techniques seems to be based on the differences between the variety of choices of a method, a process, or a practice and definitions of terms for those choices. Regular delivery of incremental business value - defined in a Product Roadmap, scheduled in a Cadence or Capability release plan. While the principles of developing software for money are likely to be the same, the processes and practices can be dramatically different.

Is Macroeconomics and Social Science the Same as Software Development?

Herding Cats

This is the basis of the Agile Product Roadmap and Product Release Plan (either cadence or capability based). But margin, management reserve, analysis of alternative is standard project management process of dealing with the indeterminate elements of projects. Related articles. Domain and Context Are King, Then Comes Process and Experience. There a popular notions in the agile development world that authors like Hayek and Taleb speak to how software development works.

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What’s Worse Than Not Automating Your Software Delivery Pipeline?

Leading Agile

The company wanted to automate their dispatching process. Instead of automating their current process, they advised the company to set up a paper-based procedure that would be easy to change or discard, and work out any kinks that way. Even better: It was the right process.