Should Teams Use Kanban, Instead of Scrum or LeSS?

Register: Sunday, September 19, 2021. 12:00 PM EST: Can Kanban be used with/instead of LeSS or Scrum? WHO is asking and WHY? “Can Kanban be used in conjunction with LeSS (or instead of LeSS)?” – this is the question that we hear all too often. Since LeSS is Scrum (nb: organizational design impact of LeSS is … Read more

Scrum and Kanban at the Enterprise and Team Levels

Author: Gene Gendel Scrum, as the most structured of all Agile frameworks, is a great way to ensure predictable, strategically planned, incremental product delivery. Scrum ensures good responsiveness to frequently changing market demands. Although nonprescriptive, Scrum clearly defines certain roles, responsibilities, and ceremonies. Kanban, for the most part, is silent about certain aspects that Scrum … Read more

Ukrainian Community Support

The war in Ukraine has had a devastating impact on the country’s economy,  its infrastructure and citizens.  Millions of people have been displaced.  Hundreds of thousands of professionals have lost their jobs.  KSTS Consulting is a US-based company that has been active in supporting the professional community of Ukraine, by offering a variety of learning and … Read more

Another False Dichotomy? Do You Really HAVE to choose between Scrum and XP?

According to the Wikipedia: “A false dilemma, also referred to as false dichotomy or false binary, is an informal fallacy based on a premise that erroneously limits what options are available. The source of the fallacy lies not in an invalid form of inference but in a false premise.“Some of false binaries (dichotomies), with respect to choosing Kanban over Scrum, have … Read more

DCSUG: Feature Teams vs. Component Teams: Exposing Local Optimization

Download Materials (DCSUG, UHC) References during the event: Feature Teams Primer Agile Contracts Primer Feature Teams Seeing (and Hearing) Local Optimization About Kanban(as an alternative) SAFe (References from: Agile Manifesto co-signers.  Scrum co-creators. Others.)   Additional references: Explore Training Classes on DE-scaling Join and support communities

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LeSS and SAFe: Understanding The Differences

[Cross-posted by Scrum Alliance] History & Origins Market Share, Framework Versioning and Certifications Influence by Large Consultancies Business Partnership with Tooling Companies Framework ‘Size’ and Traditional Organizational Design Team Structure and Coordination Backlogs and Product Centricity Product Ownership Proximity of Customers, Users and Stakeholders Integration and Release Management Agile Leadership and Frameworks Conclusion & References History … Read more

My CEC and CTC Journey

(Re-posted on LinkedIn | Scrum Alliance) This writing is way past overdue. I have been putting this off for, at least, a few years. But it is better later than never?. Today, I would like to share my (this is Gene) personal journey of becoming a Certified Enterprise (CEC) and Team (CTC) coach. About the … Read more