What Is KanPlan?
Kanplan is an Agile method for software development created by blending principles of Scrum and Kanban practices. It combines processes from both frameworks and is great for teams that prefer not to work in sprints but need backlog grooming.
Choosing an Agile framework doesn’t need to be challenging. Even though there's no silver bullet, teams can pick a framework that fits best with their working style, Agile project needs, and expected outcomes.
Teams may choose to work with a single Agile framework like Scrum or Kanban, or a combination approach such as Kanplan or Scrumban. Since the foundation of Agile is teamwork, teams will need to work together to plan, monitor, and create powerful software seamlessly.
Why should you choose KanPlan for your projects?
Many Agile teams have a clear understanding of what they need to do but have difficulties organizing their deliverables.
In Kanban, smaller teams can easily add backlogs in the first column while larger teams would find it quite ineffective due to their rapidly growing lists. Many teams may need to frequently reorganize the boards to get more visibility into their goal planning.
KanPlan can offer a solution to this, enabling teams to combine the planning infrastructure of Scrum with the process fluidity of Kanban.
Introducing KanPlan provides visibility to goal planning, work-in-progress besides clearly organizing the team's to-do list.
How does Kanplan work?
When teams adopt KanPlan, they create a new column called 'backlog' for grooming, where tasks can be prioritized and organized. This functionality is quite similar to Scrum and lets teams arrange the tasks as per their preference to optimize them.
Additionally, you can move backlog items into the Kanban backlog column. Once grooming is complete, the respective work tasks can be moved into their appropriate columns based on status.
Here's an example that can serve as inspiration for your Kanplan boards:
1. Prioritize user stories in the Kanban backlog column and move them along the rest of the Kanban board when you are ready to start working.
2. Drag and drop single or multiple user stories from the Kanban backlog to the Kanban board
3. Before moving user stories, make sure to assign them to the correct person who is responsible for working on them.