Kanban and Scrum

Free eBook: Kanban and Scrum

Free ebook “Kanban and Scrum : Making the most of both” in pdf format. Scrum and Kanban are two flavours of Agile software development – two deceptively simple but surprisingly powerful approaches to software development.


The purpose of this book is to clear up the fog, so you can figure out how Kanban and Scrum might be useful in your environment. This book includes: Kanban and Scrum in a nutshell, Comparison of Kanban and Scrum and other Agile methods, Practical examples and pitfalls, Cartoons and diagrams illustrating day-to-day work, Detailed case study of a Kanban implementation within a Scrum organization.

Table of Contents

  • What is Scrum and Kanban anyway?
  • How do Scrum and Kanban relate to each other?
  • Scrum prescribes roles
  • Scrum prescribes timeboxed iterations
  • Kanban limits WIP per workflow state, Scrum limits WIP per iteration
  • Both are empirical
  • Scrum resists change within an iteration
  • Scrum board is reset between each iteration
  • Scrum prescribes cross-functional teams
  • Scrum backlog items must fit in a sprint
  • Scrum prescribes estimation and velocity
  • Both allow working on multiple products simultaneously
  • Both are Lean and Agile
  • Minor differences
  • Scrum board vs Kanban board – a less trivial example
  • Summary of Scrum vs Kanban
  • The nature of technical operations
  • Why on earth change?
  • Where do we start?
  • Getting going
  • Starting up the teams
  • Addressing stakeholders
  • Constructing the first board
  • Setting the first Work In Progress (WIP) limit
  • Honoring the Work In Progress (WIP) limit
  • Which tasks get on the board?
  • How to estimate?
  • So how did we work, really?
  • Finding a planning concept that worked
  • What to measure?
  • How things started to change
  • General lessons learned

Book Details

Author(s): Henrik Kniberg, Mattias Skarin
Format(s): PDF
File size: 4.94 MB
Number of pages: 122
Link: Download.

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