Executive Report

Crossing the Agile Divide: Scrum or Kanban?

Posted April 22, 2014 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence

This Executive Report is an opinion piece on Scrum versus Kanban. Lead author Johanna Rothman sets forth her argument that one is not necessarily better than the other; they are just different and it’s up to the organization to figure out which method is best under which circumstance. In response, seven of Cutter’s Agile experts discuss their views on crossing the Agile divide.

About The Author
Johanna Rothman
Johanna Rothman is known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” helps organizational leaders see problems in their product development by assisting them in recognizing potential risks, seizing opportunities, and removing impediments. She has been President of Rothman Consulting Group, Inc., since 1994. A frequent speaker and author on managing high-technology product development, Ms. Rothman is currently Technical Editor at AgileConnection.com; a columnist… Read More
Scott Ambler
Scott W. Ambler is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business & Enterprise Architecture and Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence practices. He is the cocreator of the Disciplined Agile (DA) framework and thought leader behind the Agile Modeling and Agile Data methods, working with clients around the world to improve the way they develop software. Mr. Ambler is coauthor of several software development books,… Read More
Suzanne Robertson
Suzanne Robertson is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence practice. She is also Principal and founder of the Atlantic Systems Guild. Ms. Robertson’s work includes research and consulting on the management, sociological, and technological aspects of requirements. Volere, the product of her research, is a complete requirements process and template for assessing requirements quality and… Read More
Ron Jeffries
Ron Jeffries has more than 30 years’ experience in leadership and development of commercial object-oriented, relational database, programming language, and operating systems software. Mr. Jeffries has particular expertise in teaching and applying XP. He entered the XP movement in its beginning, as the first full-time XP coach, working with Cutter Senior Consultant Kent Beck on the well-known C3 payroll system. He is coauthor, with Ann Anderson… Read More
Peter Kaminski
Peter Kaminski is a Senior Consultant with Cutter's Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence practice. He has served as technical cofounder for five Internet startups, including Socialtext, a leading provider of enterprise social software, and Yipes Communications, a pioneering provider of Ethernet WAN services. As a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Mr. Kaminski provides intelligent and experienced insight into discussions of… Read More
Israel Gat
Dr. Israel Gat is an expert in Agile and Lean methods, devops, software governance, technical debt and technical due diligence. He served as Cutter Fellow and the Director of the Agile Product Management & Software Engineering Excellence practice from 2008 until 2015, and now splits his time between consulting and writing. Dr. Gat has received many accolades from clients, such as “His approach is the only one I’ve found that actually works… Read More
Hubert Smits
Hubert Smits is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence practice. He is an innovative, assertive, and goal-oriented Agile consultant, coach, and trainer with a track record of successfully spearheading enterprise-level Agile and Lean enablement efforts. Mr. Smit's work is based on 15 years' experience in the Agile domain, complemented by 20 years in project management, working with… Read More
Hillel Glazer
Hillel Glazer is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium’s Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence practice and CEO of Entinex, Inc. He is a career-long pathfinder who has been reframing how organizations perform. Mr. Glazer counsels executives in the technical, organizational, and operational integrations necessary to bring about the capability to dynamically respond to shifting demands. Mr. Glazer is the consummate pragmatic… Read More
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