When will Scrum die? Some people would say it's already dying. There's so much inauthentic, Scrum being done, unprofessional, Scrum being done in the world. Whereas Scrum is part of what I call water Scrum fall, where it's put within a predictive deterministic system. We're predicting when work will be finished.
When actually we’ve got so much work that where we don't know, what we don't know, that's really unauthentic. I see in those situations where the concept of done isn't even a concept there They think that done means we met the acceptance criteria when actually it's almost like the checklist for how we do things around here, the technical standards and the product quality standards, international standards, for example, that we might need to comply with.
Scrum and Kanban are two different frameworks. But did you know that your Scrum Team can use some of Kanban’s crucial elements to optimize workflow and deliver value sooner? Combining Kanban with your Scrum practice doesn’t involve replacing events, accountabilities or artifacts. It’s about integrating Kanban’s complementary tools to achieve better outcomes with Scrum.
Scrum with Kanban includes a definition of workflow, four practices, and four measures. The first practice is visualization of the workflow. The visualization of that workflow is essentially the Kanban board.
Every Scrum Team, at some point, will struggle with how to facilitate the Daily Scrum. By using a Kanban Board and Flow Metrics, Scrum Teams can better collaborate on their work, visualize progress towards the Sprint Goal, and form the best plan possible for the day.
Supposedly, Confucius said once: "Let’s start fixing the nation with fixing the concepts first". Whether he really said it or not, nobody can be sure. But what is important, I would like to specify the meaning of Kanban. Very often people understand it in their own way and when two people talk to each other about it, they mean two different things.
In this episode of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer, John Coleman answers the audience's burning questions about Scrum and the challenges their teams are facing. He answers questions about Product Goals, Sprint Goals, Refinement, Team Dynamics, Performance metrics, Scrum with Kanban and more!
This case study explores how a Formula Student Team At University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/ Holzminden/Gottingen used Scrum with Kanban as the frameworks for its program and complete its car building initiative despite the Covid-19 Pandemic.
By combining Professional Scrum with Kanban principles and metrics we have a phenomenal opportunity to ask the right questions sooner, solve the right problems faster and measure more of what matters. In this webinar, Professional Scrum Trainer Jim Sammons discusses the Professional Scrum with Kanban “4x4”. The 4 principle and 4 metrics that will help your Scrum Team focus on flow and be able to use data to solve the right problems sooner, have better conversations with stakeholders and optimize their flow. Jim discusses the practices and metrics that Scrum Teams can use with Kanban to focus on their flow and create a basis for continuous improvement.
A typical Kanban board shows a series of steps or activities that work passes through. Does this mean that Kanban is only suitable for "linear" processes? Scrum is a proven strategy for addressing complex adaptive problems, so if Kanban is linear, is it an unsuitable complimentary practice to add to Scrum?
This podcast tackles some of the question: Scrum vs. Kanban? How about Scrum and Kanban. Why would you want to use both? Scrum is based on Empiricism, Kanban is based on Flow, Flow enhances Empiricism and Empiricism enhances Flow. Take the best Scrum teams and the best Kanban teams and take an average person looking in on them they wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
During this virtual event, Louis-Philippe explained the Kanban metrics for Agile or DevOps teams. Although the Kanban delivery strategy is highly recommended in DevOps mode, unfortunately, its metrics are hardly used in our profession. Louis-Philippe therefore wishes to share its value with participants. Back at their workplace, Louis-Philippe hopes that participants will have new tools to answer the client's famous question "When will it be done?" (61 Minutes)
The Old Farmer’s Almanac is the oldest continuously published periodical in North America. It was first published in 1792 by Robert B. Thomas who wanted an almanac “to be useful with a pleasant degree of humor. Many long-time Almanac followers claim that its forecasts are 80% to 85% accurate.
In this article, we shall investigate why the learning and development of multi-functional specialists in Scrum is the core of organizational Agility and value optimization. Many Development Teams are not collaborating as real teams, but as a collection of narrow specialists focused on "their" tasks (QA, Backend, iOS, Android).
The 4th survey “Status Quo (Scaled) Agile” now gave some interesting answers helping organizations to position their own agile activities and helping to define an appropriate strategy where and how to use the agile on team level or scaled agile on the level of programs or organizations.
One of the things leaders often say they want most is predictability. Predictability is defined as the consistent repetition of a state, course of action, behavior, or the like, making it possible to know in advance what to expect.
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainers Louis-Philippe Carignan and Daniel Vacanti who is also the co-creator of the Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) class, Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams and Kanban Method discuss the origins of the PSK class and provide some insights into what will be learned over the 2 day class. (3:15 Minutes)
If there is one trend that has surpassed Agile in our profession over the last five years, I would say DevOps would be a good culprit. As we’ve seen an explosion of tools to implement CI/CD in our Scrum teams, we’ve also seen some of our Agile practices being challenged by this new reality.
In this episode of Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer, PST Pawel Mysliwiec answered questions about story points, estimating, the Scrum Roles, the Scrum events, scaling, using Scrum with Kanban and more!
I’ve been teaching the class Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) for the last year now and I strongly believe parts of its content will send some of our current practices and books to the Agile museum.
Somewhere between the CEO and 1st line management level, "you do Scrum, just get it done, how much money you need, and what kind of people you need." "It's just another framework." Salespeople were saying, "you're doing Scrum magic and making it faster." Sometimes people don't want to change.
Imagine a project with hundreds of people, a lead time in months, few releases a year. You could compare these as large cruise boats or tankers navigating for few weeks in the immensity and emptiness of the oceans and seas and then stopping to ports very far away from each other.
I often wonder about the Trustpilot reviews straight after a workshop. Did I entertain? Did I perform? Were attendees satisfied? Are attendees inspired? It matters. I just think it matters more if the workshop made a difference to the work lives of attendees. I can't take credit. The client does the hard yards.
The legendary Steve Trapps has been talking to me for months about featuring in an interview. So here we are, I finally agreed and we spent 25 minutes talking about me; obviously mainly avoiding being narcissistic.
As part of the Scrum.org webinar “Ask a Professional Scrum Trainer - Martin Hinshelwood - Answering Your Most Pressing Scrum Questions” I was asked a number of questions. Since not only was I on the spot and live, I thought that I should answer each question that was asked again here, as well as those questions I did not get to.
Listen to Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer and Professional Scrum with Kanban (PSK) course co-creator Yuval Yeret as he discuss the class, intended audience and things that you will learn when coming to the class. Yuval is joined by Scrum.org VP of Marketing and Operations Eric Naiburg. (7:55 Minutes)