One of the new words buzzing around in the software industry these days is Kanban. Most people have heard of, or is using, some variant of Scrum or ScrumButt, but Kanban is still pretty new. Henrik Kniberg has written a great article where he compares Kanban and Scrum: Kanban vs Scrum – a practical guide.
In short, Kanban is the Less-is-more cousin of Scrum.
Kanban prescribes only three constraints:
- Visualize the workflow
- Limit WIP (Work In Progress)
- Measure the lead time
The rest is up to you. Kanban does not exclude Scrum or vice versa. Read the article, inspect and adapt and find what is best for you and your organization.