From Scrum to Kanban: Our Journey
Two of Scott MacIntyre’s teams expressed frustration upon reaching a “Scrum plateau.” After meeting with both teams and hearing their thoughts, Scott decided to move from Scrum to a kanban-style process. One year into their kanban journey, the teams have moved from only visualizing their workflow to improving collaboratively with a focus on flow. Scott relates his teams’ experiences with adopting a new software development mindset including its successes and failures, and shares a set of practices that ensures as smooth a transition as possible for those teams interested in moving to kanban. Scott reinforces the most important thing to keep in mind when choosing and implementing any process—No Dogma Allowed. We want to be agile. We don’t want to be Scrum. We don’t want to be kanban. Choosing the right framework for your team is just that—a choice for your team, not for any other team—and it should be treated as such.