Case Studies

Though Scrum is the most popular agile methodology, many companies have been experiencing issues with it and are moving to a Kanban model for their software development efforts.

The most frequently asked question is “Which is better, Scrum or Kanban?”. My answer is always the same, “It is like comparing apples and oranges”.

That depends on how the use of these methodologies will match your expectations.

1     Agile frameworks and methodologies

When we talk about Agile, we talk about the Agile Manifesto and Principles. Over several decades it has been a result of the search for the best solutions, finding the response to the challenges of software development. The following principles are based on the Agile Manifesto.

A number of core Agile methodologies share the same philosophy expressed in the Agile Manifesto. However, they all have different practices, processes, and techniques.

 

2    Kanban vs. Scrum

 

Many Scrum teams use Kanban as a visual process and a project management tool. While other teams prefer to use only Scrum because of its prescriptive nature. When choosing between Kanban or Scrum, distinction can’t always be made because Kanban and Scrum can go hand-in-hand.

 

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