In my article “How to choose the right project management methodology,” I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology. Now let’s take a closer look at three popular agile frameworks and how they compare to make it easier to choose which to use for your next project.
It’s important to note that these agile frameworks can be combined to provide hybrid solutions such as the two below. This approach increases the chances of success by combining the best of two frameworks.
Uses scrum as the method do the actual work, yet uses kanban as the method to seek and gain in the way of continuous improvements.
Uses lean as the way to combine the best components of kanban and scrum practices to deliver the most sustainable value as fast as possible.
When thinking about your next project, weigh and prioritize the criteria above carefully to make sure the framework focus is in alignment with the goals. Also factor in the business and team structure and capabilities, as well as flexibility among other things.