Kanban and Scrum - Making the Most of Both

Kanban and Scrum - Making the Most of Both

Scrum and Kanban are two flavours of Agile software development - two deceptively simple but surprisingly powerful approaches to software development. So how do they relate to each other? The purpose of this book is to clear up the fog, so you can figure out how Kanban and Scrum might be useful in your environment. Part I illustrates the similarities and differences betwee...

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Title:Kanban and Scrum - Making the Most of Both
Author:Henrik Kniberg
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Edition Language:English

Kanban and Scrum - Making the Most of Both Reviews

  • Toni SCRUMptious

    A brilliant (& very short) book about Kanban and Scrum.

    The first half outlines Kanban and Scrum including their respective advantages and disadvantages.

    Most exciting is that the second half of the book is a case study of setting up Kanban in an Operations department. Prior to being a ScrumMaster, I worked within an Operations department as a Service Desk Manager, I’ve been on the look-out for something along these lines and not found much specific, until now!

    The writ

    A brilliant (& very short) book about Kanban and Scrum.

    The first half outlines Kanban and Scrum including their respective advantages and disadvantages.

    Most exciting is that the second half of the book is a case study of setting up Kanban in an Operations department. Prior to being a ScrumMaster, I worked within an Operations department as a Service Desk Manager, I’ve been on the look-out for something along these lines and not found much specific, until now!

    The writing style was to gather all the relevant info and edit, edit, edit until the ideas could be put across in a very neat succinct form, none of that terrible waffle that is often found.

    A five-star review from me means that I’d recommend the book as essential reading for Agile Coaches & I expect that I will re-read and refer back to it multiple times.

  • Dejan Vukmirovic

    I absolutely adore Henrik Kniberg's books, mainly the focus he has on concrete issues without much of "beat around the bush" talks. Generally, the style of his books is what I like and that allows quite fast paced reading. I stormed through this one in less than 2 days.

    Additional moment in this book with story "from the trench" is quite valuable.

    I think I read this book long time ago, looked to familiar :D.

  • João

    Great read. Fast-paced, maybe too much so in some parts -- it's good that the book is always on topic and straight to the point, but I felt some aspects lacked more context (history, reasons why, etc.).

  • Urszula

    I really liked this book because in a short piece of time it lets you learn the basics of using Scrum and Kanban for your needs. Although it's from 2009 it's still very useful and helped me to made up my mind about how I want to run my project.

  • Lars Denkewitz

    Very nice writing style, intuitive and easy to read.

    Gives a good introduction of what the title is promises without in a very practical way.

    The last chapter is a little bit too detailed in how they ran their practical example and I lost track af the actual topic, Kanban and Scrum. Otherwise 5stars...

  • Dzsosszika

    A great accessible book to learn and compare Kanban and Scrum. Recommended for those looking for a practical insight. Henrik’s ability to take difficult concepts and explain things simply is incredibly beneficial for those new to Scrum and Kanban. Also good for experienced practitioners so learn how to explain the concepts simply.

  • Kars

    I was a bit confused about the difference between Kanban and Scrum. This book cleared up the confusion in no time at all, plus it helped me consider which parts of each process tool fit my own practice best.

  • Murray Cumming

    This is a simple introduction to a simple idea (Kanban limits work in progress, forcing you to deal with bottlenecks, or at least recognize them). But it's a bit less to the point than the "Scrum and XP from the trenches" book.

    The second half (by a different author) has a less concise, less confident, style, which slightly obscures the interesting stories that it tells. Also, don't be put off by the waffly second foreword.

  • Jenn

    This free mini-book has great illustrations and is written in a very accessible, conversational style. It's like a powerpoint presentation with all the chit chat added in as text. You can download it from the authors' website -- it nicely illustrates the chief differences between scrum and kanban, and provides encouragement to use the tools and experiment.

  • Andreas

    More than half of the book is empty due to an excessive amount of whitespace: Empty or half-empty pages, over-large chapter numbers, too many subchapters.

    Half of the book is dedicated to a specialized practice situation which can't be transferred to different situations.

    This is a very light touch of the subject, you'll find no deep dives or outstanding thoughts here.

    But if you want a contrasting overview Scrum vs. Kanban, this is a good book.

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