Scrum, Kanban, ScrumBan…wait what?

Recently one of the Dev teams I’m the scrum master for wanted to try Kanban after seeing the success of another teams use of Kanban.  question-mark-clip-art-free-clipart-images-655x1024“Why would you do that? Why would you even let a team consider switching?” you might ask.  Something to help ease your mind or those on your team who may resist being open to such ideas –  remember its okay to try new things (be agile, not chaotic but agile – yep this is a hot topic).  Your mind might be running a million miles an hour thinking of all the by the book answers that would say not to let a team switch from one process to another, even for a possibly short time period.

how can I call myself a scrum master if I don’t even have a scrum team

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A Step into the Agile world

stepIntoAgile.jpgFor some, the term Agile may be a foreign concept. Like me, early on in my career, many are thrown into the agile way of doing software development. There will obviously be many who start their careers working in predominantly an adaptive agile way (e.g. less up front planning and more development early on), as opposed to the more traditional waterfall approach (e.g. heavier on planning the work to be done before starting the actual development).  I was initially introduced to agile methodologies when I was an intern back in college.

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