In 2015 I published a video on "Scrum vs Kanban". Almost immediately, the "do Scrumban" requests came in.

In 2017, I finally got around to it.

But my research into Scrumban didn't lead where I thought it would.

I'd expected to find a hybrid. A "third way". A melding of the best of Scrum and Kanban.

(And many people would describe Scrumban in those terms.)

But it seemed to me (it still does!) that Scrumban is less of a "third way" and more of a "pathway": a pathway from Scrum to... something else.

Scrumban Resources

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Corey Ladas and Scrumban

In 2008 Corey Ladas coined the term Scrumban in this paper: "Scrum-ban". He followed it up in the following year with his book "Scrumban".


Web - Corey Ladas [2008]

Sadly, there's not a great deal of Corey on video. But I did find this. And it's exceptional:

Lean Underpinnings

Scrumban leans heavily on Lean (sorry - couldn't help myself) and these are a great place to start:

The Machine That Changed the World

Book - James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones , Daniel Roos [2007]

Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit

Book - Mary Poppendieck and Tom Poppendieck [2003]

Lean Thinking: Banish Waste And Create Wealth In Your Corporation

book - James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones [2003]


These don't mention Scrumban by name, but they pull (!) in a similar direction.

Kanban and Scrum: Making the Most of Both

Web - Mattias Skarin and Henrik Kniberg [2009]

Pure(?) Scrumban

So what IS Scrumban?

Web - Yuval Yuret

Three videos from me...

What is Scrumban? And Who is it For?

Video - Development That Pays

From Scrum to Scrumban in 6 Steps

video - Development That Pays

Grab A Cheat Sheet

From Scrum to Kanban in 6 Powerful Steps.

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I am grateful to Kirk Bryde, who was kind enough to share many of the above resources with the members of the LinkedIn Scrumban Group. His initial list was the inspiration for this page.