ScrumBan – Effectively Combining Scrum and Kanban
Teams using Scrum sometimes struggle with operational or emergent work blowing up their sprint plans. As DevOps delivery is increasingly used by organizations the need of Scrum teams to accommodate operational work also increases. After all, it does not matter how interesting that new feature is if production is down. By combining the disciplines of Scrum and Kanban teams can find that happy balance of planned work and emergent work while still maintaining discipline and continuous improvement. As an example, we will build up a hybrid process for a hypothetical team to discuss the reasoning behind differing combinations of practices that could be used. I will review 3 categories of a hybrid ScrumBan delivery methods that are typically seen in the industry.