Scrum, Kanban and XP: Similarities and Differences

Scrum, Kanban and XP: Similarities and Differences
September 22 05:44 2016 Print This Article

Agile software methodology is characterized by its advance and serialization, when it comes to software testing or mobile testing. And every cycle stage, usually in 2-4 weeks, should be ended with the product version and delivered to the client.

The techniques of agile methodology are widely applied by the specialists of software testing company during the execution of web applications testing or desktop testing.

What Are the 3 Key Inherent Parts of the Agile Software Technology?

  1. The main peculiarity of Scrum – the team orientation to the sprint execution according to the determined time-box. The main problem of this methodology is that too much time is wasting (about 30-40% of the operational time) to the discussions and meetings. Sometimes one day can be spent for the one sprint closing, what sufficiently slowdowns the whole process.
  2. Kanban concept rather than Scrum is distinguished by the absence of specified terms and the fewer amounts of the issues. The reducing of the work in progress is the base of this methodology. So, the issues are in the first place. It main functions realize visually in the form of Kanban-desk.
  3. XP (eXtreme Programming) approach consists of 12 rules, but the primitive one is that everything is performed consistently and with the permanent client’s feedback. It is done in order to maximally understand the client’s expectation and deliver a high-quality product in the determined time. XP supposes that the developers share the roles and determine the operational time independently.

The brief comparison above shows the main features of each methodology. All of them have its pluses and minuses. Depending on the team climate, skills level, specification or client’s tasks, one or another approach can be implemented.

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