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Who can change WIP limit in DoW when urgent work emerges?

There is no clear indicator this question belongs to Sprint Backlog only. I believe this is wrong. The urgency of the work, to me, implies that it cannot wait until the next Sprint. The team must ...
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How do you do Scrumban

Scrumban is really just the application of the principles of the Kanban method on your Scrum processes. Kanban's fundamental principles are - Visualize your current process Implement WIP Limits and ...
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What are some differences between Scrumban and Kanban?

What Scrumban Really Is Fundamentally, Scrumban is a management framework that emerges when teams employ Scrum as their chosen way of working and use the Kanban Method as a lens through which to view,...
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Trying to understand my CFD

The CFD shows where you have a potential road block in your workflow. The width of each of color represents how many work items are in each step of your flow, from backlog through done. What you are ...
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How to combine OKRs with agile development (Scrumban)?

TL;DR OKRs are linked to Agile only in so much that the companies that pioneered and promoted the OKR model also adopted significant portions of the Agile Manifesto and the frameworks we consider ...
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Giving credit via Scrum or Kanban boards to developers participating in release-management and validation activities

The purpose of a board is not to give credit to developers. The purpose of a board, especially a Kanban board, is to visualize the workflow. In this particular case, I see a few possibilities. However,...
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Who can change WIP limit in DoW when urgent work emerges?

Update: This Answer assumes, incorrectly, that by WIP the OP meant Sprint capacity (a limit on how much work can be included in a Sprint), not Kanban WIP limits (a limit on how much work can exist in ...
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For what type of projects Kanban and Scrum better adjusted compared to each other?

The two approaches actually solve different problems and are fairly compatible with each other if you happen to have both problems. Scrum Scrum is designed to solve complex-adaptive problems. That ...
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Which flow metric is used to forecast - 'how many items will be done for the date'?

I'm not sure what is unclear. From your own reference: Throughput: The number of work items “finished” per unit of time. So if you get asked: "How many units do you finish in an amount of time", ...
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How to manage the board in Scrumban

FWIW, let me add another response here. I would have answered the question slightly differently from Sarov in that I'd say "...one approach would be to have it same as Scrum, except with a Kanban ...
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How to manage the board in Scrumban

Both Scrum and Kanban have well defined processes and constraints. ScrumBan, however, is not so clearly well-defined. It is, put loosely "something in-between Scrum and Kanban". If you want a ...
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How would you implement scrumban to large team performing concurrent multiple R&D projects

There's too much going on in your question to give concrete advice but here are some basic rules I usually apply: If a project is complex or complicated and non-repeatable, use scrum. If your project ...
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Where to put those cards that are finished during the day in Scrumban?

I would let the team do whatever is convenient for them, then challenge and ask them about it during retrospective. Retrospective is the perfect place to help the team evaluate their current practices ...
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What are some differences between Scrumban and Kanban?

Scrumban is a slang term, not an codified process, so it's hard to say exactly what it is. However, I can say that I see a lot of success in Scrum teams that adopt some of the principles and practices ...
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What are some differences between Scrumban and Kanban?

I'd put it slightly differently. Scrumban is the (by now) fairly well-established term being used by many experienced/ respected thought leaders in the Lean/ Agile industry for work done by teams ...
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For what type of projects Kanban and Scrum better adjusted compared to each other?

Scrum works well for projects that: Have relatively stable requirements - such that they don't often need to be changed inside a sprint Team sizes from 3-9 Have a stable team that has the time to ...
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Kanban board is perfect for feature cards but falls short on subtask cards. How to manage subtasks (assigned to individual workers) on a Kanban board?

Being a small team, take one project at a time You said you want to embrace 'WIP limits' principle of Kanban among others. The reason why Kanban recommends WIP limits is to help the team focus and to ...
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For what type of projects Kanban and Scrum better adjusted compared to each other?

Henrik Kniberg and Mattias Skarin have written a short book about similarities and differences between Scrum and Kanban, if you are interested. There is also a summary from Henrik Kniberg found here. ...
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Trying to understand my CFD

In addition to the tips above: Vertical distance across or between color bands represents the amount of WIP in those stages at that time. Horizontal distance across or between color bands represents ...
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How to combine OKRs with agile development (Scrumban)?

Great question! I have read Doerr's book only partially so far - and a couple of other articles. From that, what I have understood is that Key Results cannot be tasks or projects themselves. Even ...
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Integrating Part Time Workers (Students/Interns) into a Kanban System

The existing Answers are good, I just wanted to add something on top of them. As you're doing Scrumban, I am assuming/hoping that you are performing the Scrum event known as the Retrospective (often ...
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Integrating Part Time Workers (Students/Interns) into a Kanban System

I would like to challenge your assumption that this has anything to do with the WIP-Limit. Lets say you have 5 full time developers and 2 part time developers. And for starters, you set the WIP limit ...
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Integrating Part Time Workers (Students/Interns) into a Kanban System

I believe there's a simple solution: All Part timers must pair program with full-time developers...all the time. But that seems heavy handed? I have worked with teams that pair on all work and it has ...
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For what type of projects Kanban and Scrum better adjusted compared to each other?

Both Kanban and Scrum share some of the same principles, including: Both are visual Teams practicing either are self-organized Both focus on the concept of continuous improvement, uncovering ...
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Who can change WIP limit in DoW when urgent work emerges?

My answer would be No one, as 'High Priority' work is not a valid reason for changing the WIP during the Sprint. The WIP limit, as in the number of tickets that can be in a particular status of ...
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Who can change WIP limit in DoW when urgent work emerges?

My other Answer answers a different question that the OP has clarified is not what was intended to be asked. I'm leaving it for posterity. This Answer addresses changing the Kanban WIP limits during a ...
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What are some differences between Scrumban and Kanban?

Besides the differences mentioned before, I find that what really separates Scrumban and Kanban are the several rules that it takes from Scrum. While Kanban is loose and Scrum is strict, Scramban ...
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What are some differences between Scrumban and Kanban?

Scrumbut is not a methodology it's a term used when people pretend to be doing scrum or are unable to implement it properly due to organisational issues. You could also think of Scrum but as a way ...
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