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Scrum vs. Kanban

Scrum is an Agile framework that focuses on building a software for meeting organization goals. Scrum uses a set of management and control process that reduces the complexity in software development. Scrum supports the organization and team interest for delivering a quality software product to the client. Scrum is used primarily in software development projects that are very complicated. Scrum offers a set of rules, and these rules help team members to focus on building a software that needs creativity to break the complexity of the project.

Scrum assists organizations in prioritizing their requirements and also if needed change the requirements. Scrum follows the iterative and incremental work structure, and it also time-boxes the process. The Scrum framework underlines the need of feedback, this is important because the team working on the software development will be receiving a quick feedback from management or client and basing on these feedback they can modify or alter their development process accordingly and deliver the final working product to the management. This is very beneficial for the team as they don’t have to rework on the entire final product because the feedback is provided to them during the development process. In short, Scrum addresses complex issues associated with software product development and provides methods to enhance agility

The differences between kanban And Scrum:

S.No. Scrum Kanban

Scrum supports transparency.

Kanban supports flexibility in the workflow process.


This framework focuses on the product quality.

Kanban technique focuses on productivity and quality.


Scrum concentrates on product stability.

Helps in improving team efficiency.


Allows client to alter their priorities.

Reduces wastage of time and work.

The key differences between Scrum and Kanban are as follows:

  • First of all, unlike Scrum, which prescribes roles, time-boxed iterations, cross-functional teams and estimations, Kanban is more loosely defined

  • Secondly, Kanban limits work-in-progress per workflow state, while Scrum limits WIP per iteration

Limit WIP (work in progress) – Assign Explicit

Limits to how many items may be in progress at each workflow state. Measure the lead time (average time to complete one item, sometimes called “cycle time”), optimize the process to make lead time as small and predictable as possible.