Henrik Kniberg

Henrik Kniberg

I debug, refactor, and optimize IT companies. And jam alot too.

Kanban and Scrum – a practical guide

Here the the slides from my presentation "Kanban and Scrum – a practical guide" from QCon in San Francisco today. The presentation is mostly pictures. If you are curious about what I was saying, check out the free online book “Kanban and Scrum – making the most of both”.

Great feedback! 77 green notes, 7 yellow, 0 red. Someone even wrote "there should have been a greener one!" Always fun with an enthusiastic audience, thanks everyone :o)

Kanban board

Take-away points:

  • Know your goal
    • Hint: Agile/Lean/Kanban/Scrum isn’t it.
  • Never blame the tool
    • Tools don’t fail or succeed. People do.
    • There is no such thing as a good or bad tool. Only good or bad decisions about when, where, how, and why to use which tool.
  • Don’t limit yourself to one tool
    • Learn as many as possible.
    • Compare for understanding, not judgement.
  • Experiment & enjoy the ride
    • Don’t worry about getting it right from start; you won’t.
    • The only real failure is the failure to learn from failure.

Here is some of my other stuff that was referenced during the presentation: