Q: I know you're doing agile but are you doing Scrum or Kanban?
A: Oh we do Scrum, I think, or maybe Kanban actually I'm not sure. We definitely have a board and cards so that's Kanban isn't it but we have stand-ups so it must be Scrum ... hmmm ...
I have this conversation a lot so I thought I'd put together the table below as a quick reference. Oh and if you're a little from column A, a little from column B then you're doing Scrumban :)
||There are no prescribed roles|
|Developer skillset||All developers must be cross-functional, i.e. able to work on any task||Developers can specialise|
|What project types||
|Does the board get reset?||Yes at the end of each sprint/iteration||No|
|How is Work In Progress limited?||Per sprint/iteration||Per sprint/iteration|
|Are daily team meetings required?||Yes||No|
|Are team meetings time limited?||Yes to 15 minutes||No|
|What is the team meeting focus?||Person||Board/Card|
|Who can participate in the team meetings?||Only development team members||Anyone|
|Iteration length?||1 - 4 weeks||Workflow is continuous, however you can have cadences for example planning, release etc.|
|How do you measure progress?||Burn Down Chart/Burn Up Chart||Cumulative Flow Diagram|