Scrum or Kanban for Application Support teams?

Digite

The questioner asked – “I have recently joined a company and to one of the projects that I’m engaged we have this Scrum team that has a mixed backlog (USs and Bugs). Frequently, especially in a Scrum environment, it can be difficult to match the cadence of doing both.

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The Difference Between The Kanban Method and Scrum

Digite

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. A question that I often get while speaking with people is: What is the difference between Kanban and Scrum? Scrum. Scrum is primarily influenced by the Agile Manifesto which describes the “Agile” value system. Cadences. Many Kanban teams have a Queue replenishment cadences.

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Kanban Boards vs. Scrum Boards: How Are They Different?

Teamweek

Right now, project managers are falling in love with Scrum and Kanban boards. If you are interested in using these systems, it’s worth spending time learning more about Kanban boards vs. Scrum boards. Kanban is often used when Scrum doesn’t work for a team’s needs. Cadence.

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Kanban and Scrum Together – Not So Fast

Digite

Continuing our theme of facilitating Scrum and Kanban, we’re honored to publish another guest blog post by Dave White on ‘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. KANBAN AND SCRUM TOGETHER – NOT SO FAST. A colleague of mine who works at Scrum.org now posted a blog about how Kanban and Scrum are stronger together.

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A Review Of Scrum For Kanban Teams

Digite

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. And maybe that isn’t how Scrum is taught.

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Minimal measures for minimal stability in a complex world (that will help you optimize your Scrum)

Gunther Verheyen

Scrum, in its more general definition, is a simple framework to help us address complex challenges. Scrum is increasingly being discovered as a simple framework to address complex problems and situations other than software and product development. Agile Scrum

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9 Best Practices for Your Daily Scrum Meeting

Project Bliss

When my team first started holding a daily scrum meeting, it honestly felt awkward. From the lessons I’ve learned through experience, I’ve compiled nine best practices that have helped our daily scrum meetings stay focused and efficient. The Purpose of the Daily Scrum Meeting.

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Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations

Digite

Most people, as well as me, are used to Scrum (or more likely Zombie-Scrum or Scrum-But ), but I believe it is too early to do proper Scrum here. In the usual Scrum process, the P.O. Is this you?

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How effective are your agile ceremonies?

Kiron Bondale

Each agile framework provides its own ceremonies but given that Scrum is still the most commonly referenced one, let’s focus on that framework’s events. The Scrum Guide calls sprints the heart of Scrum as these time boxes set the cadence for all other events.

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Is SAFe Agile?

Digite

Since the arrival of Scaled Agile Framework in the world market, there have been comparisons ad nauseum between the Scrum and SAFe frameworks. This is a key tenet of SAFe framework and referred to as ‘Develop in Cadence’ in the big picture.

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Influencing the eternal optimism of a delivery team

Kiron Bondale

For those teams which use an iteration-based cadence for their delivery such as those who have implemented the Scrum framework there have multiple feedback loops to help them improve.

Kanban = Continuous Delivery? Not Necessarily

Digite

We do product releases every 4-6 weeks, and these get deployed to our SaaS servers – that cadence is well established. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Management Release Management Scrum

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Team using “Waiting for Release” column on their kanban board

Digite

We do product releases every 4-6 weeks, and these get deloyed to our SaaS servers – that cadence is well established. Lean/ Kanban agile Kanban Lean Lean Software Development Management Release Management ScrumHere’s is another question that I recently answered on a discussion forum –. “My My team is using Kanban board but they seem to prefer to collate a couple of tickets then ‘do a release’ as appose to releasing each ticket.

2018 68

System of Transformation Defined

Leading Agile

So, when you guys go to Scrum class and you learn how to do Scrum, you are learning a System of Delivery. When you learn how to do SAFe and you learn all the stuff about SAFe, all the different roles and cadences and things like that, you are learning a System of Delivery.

Review: Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

ambler and Mark Lines are the creators of the Disciplined Agile Delivery framework and the authors of the book Introduction to Disciplined Agile Delivery – a small Agile Team’s journey from Scrum to Disciplined DevOps ( 2 nd edition). Scrum offers only a development cycle.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Agile Project Management

Redbooth

Borrowing from Scrum methodology, an agile team has three main roles : Product Owner : An executive or key stakeholder who leads the project with vision. Scrum Master : The player-coach most akin to a project manager who oversees operations and guards the process.

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From Order Taker to Opportunity Maker…IT’s Digital Transition for Driving the Business

Leading Agile

It takes more than a few Scrum teams to solve the Transformation puzzle. Teams delivering on a predictable cadence earn the trust of the business. Hold Teams, as well as overall organization, accountable for producing a working tested increment of product on a regular cadence.

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Releases and Deadlines in Agile

Herding Cats

This is not to say those 5 developers sitting around the table with the Product Owner and the Scrum Master are not working on vitally important code. Cadence Release - when a fixed period ends, go with what is ready to go. Cadence Release paradigm, is a flow-based approach.

Agile Release Train (ART)

Digite

Program Increments (PIs) provide a development timebox (default 10 weeks) that uses cadence and synchronization to facilitate planning, limiting WIP, provide for aggregation of value and assure consistent retrospectives.

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Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

This may be perfectly fine in some cases, but in many cases, the result is not so fine: Any change that is meaningful and impactful to the business can be delivered only on the pre-agile cadence. A Metaphorical Journey.

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Beginner’s Guide to Kanban for Agile Marketing

Digite

Compared to Scrum, Kanban is a young work-management method. But, for teams that chafe under the strictures of the Scrum process, Kanban can be a freeing alternative. In fact, many Scrum teams use this type of visualization to manage their work.

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Essential SAFe 4.0 – How is it Different from SAFe 4.0?

Digite

Release Train and Cadence. Without an Agile Release Train, it would be impossible to have multiple teams delivering in Cadence, with synchronized sprint start and end dates. An RTE is to a Train (ART) what a Scrum Master is to a Sprint. Essential SAFe 4.0

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Is Your Agile Project Healthy?

Project Management Essentials

In 2013, Mike Cohn coined the term scrum smells to describe the signs that a scrum team is in trouble. Scrum masters, agile coaches, and even team members can improve their teams’ performance by spotting these warning signs early and taking corrective actions.

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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. And I was working at version one at the time and so like I’m like all in like, not like team level scrum. Cause I really wasn’t coming at it from a scrum standpoint.

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Handling Unplanned Work

Leading Agile

Scrum calls the list the Product Backlog.) Fortunately, contemporary lightweight software delivery methods based on time-boxed iterations (like Scrum) or continuous flow (like Kanban) include mechanisms to handle unplanned work gracefully.

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Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid: Managing the Multiple-Methodology Portfolio

Keyedin

Agile projects are structured for iterative planning, forecasting and reporting, and can look very different and come at a much quicker cadence than traditional project management (PM). Between each multiple-week phase (sprint) of common agile projects, you may have 100% resource replacement needs, based on the scrum-master’s need for a completely different expertise mid-flight.

Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

Zombie Scrum describes the impact on delivery teams. One of the roles or functions of the Product Manager is that of Product Owner, in the Scrum sense. Scrum development work is done in it. ” (from The Origins of Scrum , 1996).

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Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid: Managing the Multiple-Methodology Portfolio

Keyedin

Agile projects are structured for iterative planning, forecasting and reporting, and can look very different and come at a much quicker cadence than traditional project management (PM). Between each multiple-week phase (sprint) of common agile projects, you may have 100% resource replacement needs, based on the scrum-master’s need for a completely different expertise mid-flight.

Unravelling PI Planning

Digite

As the PI has 5 iterations with multiple teams working in cadence to achieve a common vision, it is important for these teams to assemble and plan out the course of action for the entire PI duration. Product Owner and Scrum Masters – to enable Team breakouts and Feature to Story decomposition.

Want Great Work from Your Project Team?Get Happy

LiquidPlanner

Try to establish a set cadence for when your team delivers work. Using one- or two-week Scrum Sprints and other Scrum rituals like the daily stand-up meeting, demo days, and retrospectives can help set a consistent pace so your team knows what to deliver when every time.

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While collocation is nice-to-have, meeting in person should be mandatory!

Kiron Bondale

Having such teams distributed geographically should not be an issue so long as there is still the opportunity to conduct ceremonies such as a Scrum of Scrums to manage interdependencies, maintain alignment in release cadence and to raise shared impediments to the right level of resolution.

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

MPUG

You’re going to see this coming out at a very fast cadence. Remember if we talk about Scrum, we talk about chickens and pigs and the ability to, Hey look, you’ve got to listen on the sidelines, the team needs to come up with that and then they’ll engage you as they need to. 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.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Agile Lifecycle - Product Roadmap, Release Plan and Responsibilities, Epics, Features, Stories, and Tasks developed for, State Health Care Enrollment System using Scrum for multi-million $ IT program.

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