From Scrum to Kanban
in 10 easy steps!
Scrum is easy!
• You just have to:
prioritize a month ahead
commit to just enough work
develop and test within the sprint
fend off interruptions
get DONE with everything
repeat without fail month after month
If you can do this, keep doing it!
Kanban may be better
• No sprints
• Just a continuous flow of work
Particularly well suited
• when it is hard to make a backlog
Limited work in progress
• Just as a currency note is a valuable
share of limited money ...
• ... a Kanban is a valuable share of
limited work capacity.
• A task with a Kanban is privileged,
because it will get done quickly.
No need to choose. Adapt step by step.
• Perhaps you end up doing
50% Scrum, 50% Kanban.
From Scrum to Kanban in 10 easy steps!
Step 1: The Scrum board • Everything is in progress :-o
End of sprint • Nothing is finished :-O
Step 10: Optimize WIP limits
• Don’t increase a limit when the problem is
work piling up somewhere else.
Even if you don’t want to drop Scrum
• Try limiting WIP
• ... by not starting a user story until
you absolutely have to.
• Better to really finish 2 stories
• ... than to finish 3 in a hurry and
having to rework them later.
• Corey Ladas’s book
• Kniberg & Skarin’s
”Kanban and Scrum”