Scrum-banComes from the joining of Scrum and Kanban

Scrum

Scrum is an Agile method of process management, that bases on short iterations, after which the product has to be workable. This process works best for software development teams, as this kind of work enables you to actually do have a version of the product working. Doing Scrum demands complete commitment from the team, splits the team into even smaller cross-functional teams and requires that all tasks are divided into items as small as possible.

Kanban

Kanban, on the other hand, leaves a lot of decisions up to you. It's well suited for any business type, prescribes no preferred task sizes, doesn't require you to split the team and allows for a previously established process to be continued, not opposing to application of any number of changes along the way.

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Kanban rules

The main focus of Kanban is visualization of the process in a transparent way and limiting the amount of work in progress. Because of these two principles, the team has a better awareness of the whole process, which eases the communication greatly, also their focus is much better, since there's no need to juggle tasks, as you're only doing one thing at a time.

Scrumban

Perhaps the best of these approaches is actually Scrumban? By taking a Scrum board and applying the main Kanban rules onto it, you should end up with the best of both worlds. You get to keep the Sprint and the small tasks, but you're applying an effective WIP limit and the choice of further optimization of the process as you go. After each iteration you're doing a review, resluting with new ideas for process improvement and a sum-up of everyone's performance.

How to get going with Scrumban?

The easiest way to start a Scrumban board for you and your team is to implement Kanban Tool - an online service, that allows you to design your own board, tailored to your particular preferences. Once you've got the board, have applied sensible WIP limits to all the columns that you feel will benefit from it - just invite your team to join this board and start the real-time cooperation. You can now assign tasks, share comments, add online attachments, set due dates, priorities and much more. On top of this, you'll have access to the insightful Analytics, where you can track the team performance and spot any bottlenecks before they occur.


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With Kanban Tool you can do Scrum, Kanban or Scrumban! Try it for yourself now and find out how much more productive your team can be.

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