Can Kanban and Scrum Work Together?
via Scrum.org Blog by Jean-Paul Bayley
Students and clients ask us “Can Kanban and Scrum work together?” all the time. The answer is an emphatic, “Of course!” However, what do you mean by “Kanban”? If you are talking about Kanban as a strategy for optimizing the flow of value through a process that uses a visual, work-in-progress limited pull system, then The Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams has some clear advice on how we make this happen.
Why bother using Kanban and Scrum together?
The Scrum Guide is particular about roles, events, and artifacts, but it does not offer an opinion on some of the aspects of the day to day of being in a Scrum Team. Scrum is silent on how to do estimation, how to figure out how much work to do, how to know how well a sprint is going, how to provide focus and openness. Kanban offers a range of powerful complementary practices to Scrum that can help with all of these things. It’s self-organization rocket fuel for teams to take their Professional Scrum practice to the next level.