For those of us who work with Scrum, we may have already begun to blend in practices to better foster efforts or adoption within our specific environment. I'd bet that it is not a far stretch that some of this blending is with Kanban practices, whether knowingly or unknowingly. Practices like a Kanban board, setting WIP limits, and creating Sprint Goals.
And so with that…
It was recently announced that Scrum.Org will officially release a Scrum with Kanban course. This course will also offer a certification path. The intent is to teach individuals to use Kanban practices within a Scrum framework.
As they prepare to make the course generally available, Scrum.Org has created the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams, which can be found on their website in the Kanban resources section. There is also a podcast available on the new announcement with some further insights.
"Kanban’s practices don’t require changes to the Scrum framework as defined within the Scrum Guide, making them complementary for software delivery teams to further guide their empirical and adaptive processes. Unlike standard Kanban classes, Scrum with Kanban will show Scrum Teams how they can introduce additional practices from Kanban, while continuing to work within the Scrum framework."
It is great to see the recognition of the adoption landscape and the adaptation to continuously deliver valuable content and resources to the community.
What are your thoughts? Is this a good move and valuable offering to the community?
Plan to continue growing alongside the community?
Read the guide, possibly look to take the course and certify?
References:https://www.scrum.org/resources/blog/scrum-kanban-building-bridges-not-walls https://www.scrum.org/courses/professional-scrum-with-kanban-training https://www.scrum.org/resources/scrumorg-introduces-scrum-kanban-course-enabling-greater-transparency-among-development www.scrum.org/resources/scrumorg-creates-scrum-kanban-course www.scrum.org/resources?search=kanban