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Kanban-vs-Scrum

Kanban-vs-Scrum

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Kanban vs Scrum
How to make the most of both
Henrik Kniberg
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 1. Introduction ...............................2. So what is Scrum and Kanban a3. So how do they relate to each o4. Scrum prescribes roles ...............5. Scrum prescribes timeboxed ite6. Kanban limits WIP per workflo7. Both are empirical .....................8. Scrum resists change within an9. Scrum board is reset between e10. Scrum prescribes cross-functi11. Scrum backlog items must fit12. Scrum prescribes estimation13. Both allow working on multip14. Both are Lean and Agile .........15. Minor differences ..................16. Scrum board vs Kanban boar17. Summary of Scrum vs Kanba18. Take-away points ...................
 
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Introduction
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Purpose of this article
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