Scrum is the most popular Agile methodology with Kanban a growing second choice. Learn about the core parts of each one as well as how they differ so that you can find the best fit for your team or organizational context. For example, Scrum is great when you want to shake up the status quo and transform the way you work. Kanban is great when small changes are a better fit for the environment. Learn how they work and how you can use them in your environment.
How to Choose Between Scrum and Kanban
Scrum will be more successful in environments where it’s requirements are met. If you have all six, Scrum is great. When you start loosing important bits of context it becomes more difficult.
Kanban is much more fault-tolerant and work in many more contexts.
The Big Question
I see choosing Scrum and Kanban as secondary to the larger questions around Culture.
What kind of an organization do we want to be? How do we want to work together? How much do we trust and value each other?
This is the important stuff and informs what might make sense around Scrum and Kanban.
Michael K Sahota guides and teaches leaders how to create high-performance organizations. He is the creator of a proven system for leading change through a practical playbook. His model for Consciously Approaching Agile guides the creation of a cultural and leadership context where Agile creates lasting organizational results. Michael has taught over 1000 leaders worldwide through his highly acclaimed “Agile” Culture & Leadership Training.
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