Is Kanban Agile?
As an Agile practitioner, I get this question a lot. Everyone has heard of SCRUM and often interchange the words Agile and SCRUM. They are in fact, different things. Back To Basics Agile is a way of thinking, a way you go about your everyday work and is based
How Scrum Masters Are Using Kanban to Improve Scrum
If you’re a seasoned Scrum practitioner, you’ve most likely witnessed horrific implementations of Scrum throughout your consulting career. Some organizations go gung-ho on “doing Scrum.” All their messages, training programs, and campaigns scream Agile. But when you look closely, they seem to be putting on a show or what
Scrum Sprint Planning with Kanban
Scrum Sprint Planning with Kanban During Sprint Planning, Scrum teams play fortune-tellers and try their best to predict how much work they can commit to. Most of the time, this is a difficult feat to pull. The usual approach of teams would be to take their average velocity and
6 Tips for Effective Product Backlog Grooming
If you’re familiar with Scrum, you might have heard the term backlog grooming. Though not an official Scrum ceremony based on the official Scrum guide, Scrum practitioners have found backlog grooming an important event in their practice. But many are struggling to keep a good backlog grooming session going.
Getting Started with Kanban: Frequently Asked Questions Part 3
In parts 1 and 2 of our Kanban Frequently Asked Questions series, we covered more of what Kanban is and how to implement it. For those who are already practicing Agile methodologies, you might be wondering how Kanban fits into the puzzle. We’ve rounded up the most common questions
Kanban Backlog Grooming: When & How to Do it
Article was last updated in November 2022. Managing a product backlog can be one of the most challenging responsibilities that a Product Owner (PO) can have. We know that POs need to keep their backlogs groomed. But it’s easier said than done. My PO journey started out miserably because