Scrum is a prescriptive framework that follows a set of repeated activities and ceremonies. Input from key stakeholders is collected to develop and unified product roadmap, with the resulting list of proposed features prioritized into a product backlog. The scrum team grooms the product backlog to create a sprint backlog and collectively decide how to implement each feature best. Daily meetings are held to discuss commitments, with a dedicated Scrum Master responsible for removing impediments and keeping the team focused on its goal. At the end of each sprint, the team demonstrates all completed deliverables. The cycle ends with a retrospective to identify potential areas of improvement for the upcoming Sprint.
Kanban started in Lean and Just In Time manufacturing from the Toyota Production Systems. It focuses on a visualized workflow where work is broken down in small pieces, which is pulled using a task board and where the Work-in-Process is intentionally limited. By implementing and respecting the Work-In-Process capacity limits, Kanban eliminates bottlenecks and waste, reduces wait time and increases efficiency. All processes and policies are explicit, and the entire workflow is shared transparently across the organization for ease of visualization and evaluation. Responsible parties are identified for each task which increases accountability. This allows for rapid reprioritization, flexibility, agility, and continuous improvement.
Scrum is a prescriptive framework that follows a set of repeated activities and ceremonies. A product vision is created with input from key stakeholders and a list of proposed features is prioritized into a product backlog. The scrum team pulls work from the product backlog to create a sprint backlog and collectively discusses how to implement those features. Daily meetings are held to discuss commitments and the Scrum Master removes impediments and keeps the team focused on its goal. At the end of each sprint cycle, the team demonstrates all completed work and the sprint ends with a retrospective to identify potential areas of improvement for the next cycle.