Scrum and Kanban are two established agile methodologies that have become quite popular among project managers lately. Scrum project management focuses heavily on iterative or incremental projects of all types. It ensures swift delivery of optimal business value. Kanban, on the other hand, is a planning system. It aims to optimally manage work and inventory at every stage of manufacturing production. There are subtle differences between the two implementations of agile methodology but when combined they do wonders to the project.

Challenges with using pure Scrum and Kanban

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.

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Technical Debt

Using pure Scrum means working under a limited time frame. Teams may decide to cut corners to meet deadlines, thus adding technical debt.

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Little Structuring

Kanban provides little structuring along with no timeframes in any phase which can be a major cause of concern.

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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

Continuous flow

Previously, we used to wait for the demo to be done and then commence with deployment. But blended agile methodology enabled us to work with continuous flow. Now, the moment something gets developed, tested, reviewed, and integrated, it goes directly to the CICD pipeline and gets released.

Once we are ready to work on something new

Pull system

Blended agile methodology is based on a pull system to manage the sprint backlog. Once we are ready to work on something new, we pull a card from the column of open tasks and work on the issue.

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Close proximity

The blended agile methodology enabled close proximity with the people for whom we are developing the software and we used to get feedback in a faster way. Now, we do not wait for the demo at the end of the sprint to get feedback.

Blended agile methodology enabled joint ownership

Joint ownership

Blended agile methodology enabled joint ownership. Our cross-functional team now jointly owns the work item and they take pride in moving cards from left to right. Whenever somebody gets stuck people would swarm to help them. Our team takes excessive pride in moving the stories forward.

Consequently creating pressure to rectify stories

Easy bottlenecks fixing

Blended agile methodology made detection and fixing of bottlenecks easy thus enabling us to save work in progress. The adopted approach also limited huge stories coming into the backlog. Consequently creating pressure to rectify stories.

Benefits that blended agile methodology brought on board

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.