Thursday, December 18, 2014

Team based vs Project based

As a certified Scrum Master, I do most of my projects using Scrum (or Scrum but…). I really like the transparency and continuous feedback that Scrum brings to the table. But I also notice that Scrum isn’t the perfect fit for all kinds of projects. It’s suited well for Green-Field/Brown-Field projects but I struggle applying Scrum to a Maintenance project or where one team is working on multiple projects at the same time(which is not done in Scrum).

After reading the following article – No projects, Beyond projects – I stopped trying to use Scrum as the hammer that works for every nail(and screw). In this article, the author promotes an alternative model to think about work. He calls this the Beyond Projects model or more descriptive Continuous Work, or Steady State Work Model, or Work Streams.

The author doesn’t mention it, but it sounds familiar to Kanban

1 comment:

cwillem2 said...

Hey Bart,

I find this even more important than technological considerations. For me, the choice is between Scrum (projects) or Kanban (product or maintenance).

Kind regards,
Christophe