Kanban vs Scrum

Continuous flow saves time over moving work back and forth

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The three primary development models used today are a sequential model (e.g., Waterfall), a timeboxed iteration model (e.g., Scrum) and a continuous flow model (e.g., Kanban). The blog https://kanbanmentor.com/why-do-companies-still-use-waterfall-today/ focuses on the sequential model. This blog focuses on comparing a timeboxed iteration to continuous flow model. It focuses on the waste inherent on most scrum teams […]

Team Interactions Meetings

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The Kanban Applied guide indicates that team interactions are even more important than processes. Teamwork, communication, positivity and morale effect cycle times more than anything else. The guide mentions two types of interactions meetings. Forward looking meetings that focus on helping team members understand their differing communication styles and foster trust. And, retrospective meetings, looking […]

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Why do companies still use Waterfall today?

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For many years, people have touted the advantages of an iterative development model versus a sequential waterfall model. While waterfall is a laggard as depicted in the adoption curve below, there are still countless companies who still use waterfall today. This blog discusses iterative model advantages compared with a sequential model. Requirements change In a […]

What do I do if my team hits a bottleneck?

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In Kanban, we set Work in Progress (WIP) limits so that we can easily visualize when bottlenecks occur in our workflow. This is explained in the blog, https://kanbanmentor.com/how-kanban-helps-visualize-and-remove-your-bottlenecks/. But, what should you do when you hit one of these bottlenecks? This blog discusses options for when your Kanban team hits a bottleneck. Example of a bottleneck […]