Kanban / Scrum / Sprints
Kanban, in agile, is the visualization of the activities/tasks needed to complete the development of the product/project. In Leantime, they are visualized in columns as: New, Blocked, In Progress, In Review, Done. Within these columns, the tasks will be defined, assigned and will travel throughout the columns until they reach the Done category. In Leantime, you’ll also have an archived category that is not visualized on the board itself.
Scrum is a process framework within agile that helps to guide the iterative process. The goal is to increase the quality of deliverables, improve change management (changing requirements, provide more realistic time estimates, and offer more control over project/product dates and timelines. While Scrum has quite a few working components, for our purposes, we’ll discuss the ones specific to Leantime.
A Scrum Sprint is a month-long, or less, actionable push that is intended to finish with a quality deliverable, or releasable product increment being created. As part of the building process, one would create an actionable task, assign and incorporate into this release. There are then tasks that remain as part of the product but are held for later Sprints. In Leantime, on the Kanban (To Do) view, you can to create timed Sprints, associating specific tasks within it. On the List view, you can see both the tasks in this Sprint and in Backlog (the tasks held for later Sprints).