Over the last five years, Scrum has made significant advances and is now the best-known and most popular Agile framework by a wide margin. However, in recent years Kanban has emerged as an alternative to Scrum. Many companies are attracted to Kanban due to the promise of a flatter learning curve, easier adoption, and wider applicability beyond just IT to other parts of the company. But – is Kanban really an alternative to Scrum? And what is Scrumban, anyway? This talk describes our experiences transforming a mission-critical criminal justice program for the Federal Government from waterfall to Scrum, and how the Kanban Method has given us the tools to address some significant challenges to our Scrum implementation. This talk should help you answer some important questions such as:
- Within the Agile framework what exactly is Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban? What are the similarities and differences?
- What criteria should be used to choose an Agile method?
- How do we get started?
- If we run into obstacles, what techniques can we apply to help move forward?
- Why should I consider a physical board if I already have a tool?
- I know about visual boards, so does that mean I already know Kanban?