What is the difference between Scrum and Kanban?

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Both, Scrum and Kanban, are parts of the same, Agile development approach. Agile in general and Scrum with Kanban specifically, give you tools to turn your team into a more flexible and productive one. It is done by teaching people to be more adaptive to changing business or workload requirements. The best way of achieving this is doing the work in short, limited chunks. Once a piece of work is done – stop, look around, adjust and select another, most […]

A project has been estimated without consulting with the team. Now, it’s been pushed down to us. What should we do?

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Our Project manager made a project’s presentation and assigned it to our team. The amount of work was estimated at 3 weeks. Our team members discussed the project and we calculated that the amount of work is 5 weeks. We explained to our project manager that his estimation was too short, to which he replied that we should work extra hours at the office to make sure the project is submitted within the 3 week deadline. What should we do? […]

I am a new CEO in a tech company replacing the old one. We have a ping-pong table at the office and, sometimes, my developers spend a whole day playing the game. What should I do?

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Well, the table is not a problem. Ask yourself if the team delivers what the company asks for in a timely manner. In case that works fine, raise and enjoy the result. Join the game with the team – earn trust. It will show, you are a human being as everybody else. It will display loyalty to the team. It will establish a connection with the people. It will allow you to say “we’ve played hard let’s work hard now!”. Speak […]