Running a project with Kanban

Now that we have seen how to run projects with Scrum, it is time to take a look at the other agile methodology JIRA Software supports—Kanban. Compared to Scrum, Kanban is a much simpler methodology. Unlike Scrum, which has a backlog and requires the team to prioritize and plan their delivery in sprints, Kanban focuses purely on the execution and measurement of throughput.

In JIRA, a typical Kanban board will have the following differences compared to a Scrum board:

  • There is no backlog view. Since Kanban does not have a sprint-planning phase, your board acts as the backlog.
  • There are not active sprints. The idea behind Kanban is that you have a continuous flow of work.
  • Columns can have minimum and maximum constraints. ...

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