Over the course of the last few weeks, I have seen multiple teams using Scrum without consideration of whether it might be overkill. While it was readily apparent to me that Kanban or Scrumban were probably a better fit, the teams were using Scrum. I decided to put together a cheat sheet that consolidated the information into one spot for my teammates so that they could use it a reference as they go through the process of deciding. I ran it by some former colleagues and they didn’t blow it up, so I throught I would share it with others.
The title for this post, while a bit cryptic, represents what I see a lot. The saying goes something like “When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” A team wants to work a different way. Somebody has heard the term SAFe. Maybe there is a newly certified Scrum Master who wants to gain some experience to improve his future job opportunities. For what ever reason, a tool or framework is chosen, but not for the right reasons. Sometimes, it’s a matter of not being aware that alternatives are available.
The cheat sheet highlights the similarities and differences between Scrum vs Kanban vs Scrumban. Again, click here to take a peek.
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