Why Agile Coaches Need to Know Both Scrum and Kanban?
How Scrum and Kanban teams differ
Coaches do not have the luxury of just knowing Scrum or Kanban; they need to effectively coach all the teams they are assigned to. Scrum and Kanban are not only different in their practices, but also in how they start, how they suggest teams improve, and most importantly the model they are based on.
Al Shalloway, founder and CEO of Net Objectives, will discusses several dimensions how Scrum or Kanban teams vary, including: culture, ability to create cross-functional teams, ability to plan ahead, and degree of discipline. Some teams will do better with Scrum, others with Kanban. In practice, most teams match not to one or the other, but rather to a blend of the two.
Our speaker has 45 years of experience in the areas of Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, Scrum, and agile design in numerous industries. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide and has developed training and coaching methods for Lean-Agile that have helped clients achieve long-term, sustainable productivity gains. He is the primary author of several books: Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design, Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams, and Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility and Essential Skills for the Agile Developer.
A Meetup event organized by UCSC Extension Instructors
LeanAgile Insights is a monthly Meetup co-founded by UCSC Extension instructors as a forum for lean agile practitioners, leaders, coaches, students, and lifelong learners to come together to share and learn. The organizers, David Bakhtnia and Hong Nguyen-Phuong are dedicated to ever improving the development of technology-based products and services. David and Hong teach Scrum, agile, and project management. Everyone in Silicon Valley now talks of Scrum and agile as givens. Are they truly given, or is there much "sino" (Scrum in name only) with little value delivered and slowly? Is everyone actively participating or are products completed only to languish on the shelves? In 2019, we will endeavor to tighten the focus on value realization, helping everyone reach the state of simply agile.