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Scrum and Kanban in One Board

BillyP Community Leader Feb 14, 2018

The question was poised on how to get both types of tickets (unplanned and planned) into a single project board.  

After leading an Infrastructure Team, required to handle all outages (unplanned work) along with upgrades (planned work) we had to come up with a way to manage our efforts.  We accomplished this with two projects. 

We did this for two reasons, which I'll expand upon later ;)

The way we did this, was to use a filter query for the board.  

WIP = 'work in progress' aka planned work or Agile

UP = 'unplanned work' aka Kanban style tickets 

`project = WIP OR project = UP'  

This allowed a board to show tickets from both projects.  

Tip: Make sure you align all the workflow sections with a column so you don't have any 'missing' tickets :)


As always, would love to here your comments :)



Hey @BillyP 

I love the ScrumBan approach! What was your reasoning behind your approach? 

Here's an article on how another team uses the Scrumban approach if interested! :)

The ScrumBan Jira board

In my humble opinion, the Scrumban approach is missing out on a proper Kanban implementation that has all the checks and balances for any type of work, not just "unplanned".

A great example for me is in the car industry -- there are conventional gasoline cars, there are full-electric cars and there are hybrids. Again, in my humble opinion, a hybrid is worse from both options -- two engines, complicated electronics, basically overengineered car. It just a "bridge" for the ones who are afraid to get into the new world and it works out for car companies to exploit the gasoline-based technology a little bit more.

Here's an article describing how PagerDuty dev teams were switching to Kanban

Hi Billy, did you use a scrum or kanban board for this?


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