CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO SCRUM AND KANBAN

This section provides an overview of Scrum and Kanban. These two approaches are considerably different, and each has their place, depending on a number of criteria. Following an overview of the two approaches, I provide you with the information you need in order to select the correct approach.

Scrum

Scrum was developed by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber in the early 1990s. It is an approach that most readers will be familiar with, because it uses time boxed iterations. When most people think of Agile, they think of dividing the project functionality into iterations of a couple of weeks, to one month. Scrum calls its iterations, “sprints,” and the goal of each sprint is to build a tested, workable piece ...

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