Recently, there was an interesting problem posed on a project management discussion board. 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).
More and more Agile teams have started to adopt Kanban as a way to improve beyond what Scrum enabled them to do, as also to address some of the challenges that Scrum presented them with. As a result, many people have attempted to compare and contrast Scrum and Kanban in a variety of “Scrum vs. Kanban” sessions in conferences, webinars and online posts.
In a recent post on a technical forum, a Dev manager had the question (paraphrased here) – My organization wants to operate in a Kanban way but maintain the structure of sprints and burn down charts to keep track of progress. Is it ok to do? Is Scrumban the correct methodology? If so, what is the best way to implement it?
It has been abundantly clear that in the last 3-4 years, the world of Agile has gradually come to be occupied by Kanban. While there has been a fair bit of the religious battle about Scrum vs. Kanban – which, while doing injustice to both Scrum and Kanban, has certainly helped to keep Kanban under the spotlight – the fact is that most consultants, coaches, and practitioners have been far more pragmatic and sanguine about it.
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