The 3 top reasons for the Certified Scrumban Practitoner®

Many companies, organizations and teams are increasingly adopting Scrum. Some ended up moving from Scrum to choose the more open, agile discipline, Kanban. Another big reason is that the Kanban rules are easier to adopt and to understand. Kanban is not a strict system like Scrum; studies have shown that a lot of companies and organizations do not perform an agile transformation.

The three top Scrumban reasons

They often try an agile “transformation light,” which strives not to change too much of the current way of working but still prevent the existing top-down hierarchy. A lot of anxiety is present; a lot of organizations asking themselves “Why should we use agile methods? Why could Scrumban be an answer?”

1. Reduced time to market
This is one of Scrum’s basic functions. Scrumban boosts the time-to-market by measuring and identifying wastage. Scrumban’s automatizations within demands and its focus on flow and prevention of unproductive waiting times are an advantage of Scrumban. Scrumban provides an opportunity for a product to be faster in the Kanban part of the system, than on the pure Scrum part. This is because the Kanban part allows the customer to always pull the highest rated value into the system.

2. Faster Return of Investment
Through early and frequently delivery of product increments, Scrum gets its trust as well as focusing product-responsible product owners on the right features. Scrumban helps teams to identify the right Return of Investment with automatizations and rules like cost of delay within the backlog and permanent interpretation of the cumulative flow diagram and associated actions such as just-in-time. Also, Scrumban gives the ability for better identifying and managing risks in the backlog due to a rigid backlog management with rules which represent the risks and the scope of those risks. Those backlog items with the most value get the fastest return on investment as Scrumban allows such rules much more than pure Scrum does.

3. Higher quality
Quality is one dimension of the iron triangle (time, cost and quality). But unfortunately, it often happens that quality is the only dimension organizations that is often focused on. Scrum provides a solid framework for managing this dimension, but the overall efficiency is often dependent on the development team. Also, Scrum is not flexible enough for highly volatile markets. Scrumban boost capabilities by using scientific methods to continually prioritize work at every decision point—even faster than in a fixed Scrum sprint cycle.

The IBQMI® Certified Scrumban Practitoner® enables the user of the framework to capture the five most important pieces of information. Find out with the Certified Scrumban Practitoner®

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