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Kanban(ish) Variant

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Definition of Kanban(ish) Variant

The Kanban(ish) Variant of Scrum is one in which the standard (batch) Sprint Planning is replaced by continuous Planning throughout the Sprint. ScrumH is a Kanban(ish) variant of Scrum.


The Front Burner consists of Stories the Team has agreed to do. Furthermore, if the Team is doing a Kanban(ish) version of Scrum, the Front Burner represents the Work in Progress (WIP).
If the Team is using the Kanban(ish) Variant of Scrum, the whole Team must have a short Planning discussion and agree to a new Story from the Backlog – probably from the Back Burner.

External Sources

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