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Scrum, XP, SAFe, Kanban: Which Method Is Suitable for My Organization?

image I have recently seen the SAFe framework criticized by the Scrum founder as well as the Kanban founder (see “unSAFEe at Any Speed” and “Kanban — The Anti-SAFe for Almost a Decade Already“). Method wars are not new, however, and could go on forever. In the face of these discussions, it is important to remember the real intent behind Agile methods.

In this recently published Cutter article, I discuss the importance of understanding Agile as a tool rather than as a goal.  I am also proposing some ideas from complexity theory and Cynefin framework to substantiate the need for parallel/safe to fail experiments rather than  handcuffing organizations with single framework/method or a process.

Read the complete article on Cutter


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Venkatesh Krishnamurthy

Venkatesh Krishnamurthy has spent the last 15 years working for major industries such as telecom, finance, healthcare and automative. His innate interests in Cognitive science lead him to easily gain mastery in the Agile methods and processes such as Scrum, XP, lean and Six Sigma.He has successfully lead several Agile transformation projects coaching at different levels for senior leaders, the Scrum Masters and the team.

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