Why Not Scrum, Why Not Kanban
10:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Scrum is the most popular agile method and Kanban is the up-and-comer. We'll compare the methods and describe which might be the best for you by studying the problems they were built to solve and comparing the theoretical foundations to the realities that teams face in the wild.
Allen Hurst is Vice President of Consulting for Improving Enterprises in Houston. He has a background in software development and has been leading agile teams for over 10 years. For Improving clients you’ll most often find him playing the role of Agile Coach. Since 2008 he’s been helping large and small organizations across a variety of industries adopt Agile Software Development. For Improving he helps ensure that delivery teams provide the best possible service and software for our clients while helping with business development. Allen has spoken about a variety of topics related to software development at conferences such as Agile 2012, AgileDotNext, Houston TechFest, and a variety of user groups.
Ryan Marsh is a Principal Consultant at Improving Enterprises. He is a hands on Agile Coach for several enterprise software teams. In his career he has worked on software teams in all roles, including developer, QA, infrastructure, and product manager. He is a passionate Ruby supporter and loves mobile application development. Ryan lives in Houston where he enjoys organic vegetable gardening and playing with his 3 daughters.