Teams that use pure Scrum are pressured to design and test their code within a limited time frame. This pressure might not be realistic and may induce anxiety. The inability of Kanban to provide iterations and fit into dynamic environments makes it quite problematic to use solely.
Using pure Scrum means working under a limited time frame. Teams may decide to cut corners to meet deadlines, thus adding technical debt.
Kanban provides little structuring along with no timeframes in any phase which can be a major cause of concern.
We at Copperchips, are using blended agile methodology combining the best of both Scrum and Kanban for a while now. Here are the reasons why we trust this methodology with most for our management projects.
The moment something gets developed
Once we are ready to work on something new
we are developing the software
Blended agile methodology enabled joint ownership
Consequently creating pressure to rectify stories
After using the blended approach, our team did not require estimations and sprint plannings every second week. Plans were made when our team demanded. This saved a lot of time which otherwise wouldn’t have been possible. Adopting the blended agile methodology proved great for product development. The two weeks iterations made it extremely easy to test and experiment with new ideas without losing much time. The blended agile methodology allowed our team to keep the visual benefits from Kanban.
This further facilitated each team member in looking and updating the status of every task. This ensured transparency and improved trust among the team members followed by improved productivity. Blended agile methodology enabled our team to receive feedback from our customers early. This allowed us to adapt features to meet the customer’s needs within no time. Adopting blended agile methodology was one of the best decisions we ever took. It allowed us to quickly manage projects and maximize value. The approach ensured continuous improvement thus, guaranteeing holistic enhancement of the team.