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There are two parts for this assignment.
The two parts of the assignment should discuss about the two general topics and incorporate some of the specific questions into discussion.
The questions are in the file attached.
Topics-
Scrum and Kanban
LeSS and DAD
Deadline November 4th
Topic : Agile and Lean
Part 1 (7 pages)
There are two main parts to this report assignment:
• Scrum and Kanban: focusing on how these get support from the principles and values, and exploring the connection you see towards running agile and lean in an organisation or operation.
• LeSS and DAD: two examples of frameworks for scaling agile and lean from the team level to the entire organisation.
Sprint Acceptance criteria: The report should discuss the two general topics above and also incorporate some of the following specific questions into the discussion.
• What is the purpose of using an agile method like Scrum?
• What is the purpose of using a lean method like Kanban?
• What values would you achieve by using Scrum and Kanban as methods? Why?
• How does your organisation use Scrum and/or Kanban? Why?
• What would improve the use of Scrum and/or in your organisation? Why?
• What limitations can you see when using Scrum or Kanban in your organisation?
• What would be the difference between using Scrum or Kanban in your organisation? Why?
• What values does DAD as a development framework focus on?
• What are the limitations of using DAD in a process/organisation when it comes to, e.g., throughput or amount of incoming work? What if we consider increasing the input of work, increasing the frequency of work, or increasing the capacity of work?
• Reason about the way LeSS is structured, e.g.:
o How does it support scalability?
o What are the limitations of using LeSS in a process/organisation when it comes to, e.g., throughput or amount of incoming of work? What if we consider increasing the input of work, increasing the frequency of work, or increasing the capacity of work?
• What are the differences between DAD and LeSS when handling an increased amount of incoming work? Why?
Questions focusing on your organisation or process. If you do not currently work in an organisation, please consider an organisation you have worked in previously, one that you are otherwise familiar with, or answer based on your idea of a fictional organisation.
• DAD uses different models depending on what the needs are. What would be the DAD solution for your organisation? Why?
• What are the limitations of using DAD in your process/organisation when it comes to, e.g., throughput or amount of incoming work? What if we consider increasing the input of work, increasing the frequency of work, or increasing the capacity of work?
• How would a LeSS structure work in your organisation/process?
• What would be the limitations to use LeSS in your process/organisation when it comes to e.g. throughput or amount of incoming of work? What if we consider increasing the input of work, increasing the frequency of work, or increasing the capacity of work?
• What are the differences between DAD and LeSS when handling an increased amount of incoming work from your organisation or process view? Why?
You should not create a Question-Answer document with only these questions. Instead, you should create a report that allows you to demonstrate that you can define the central concepts of this sprint and discuss the questions above in relation to those. For example, for the first question, you might shortly introduce the Agile Manifesto, and then discuss your understanding of it. Remember to write reflectively.
Part 2 (7 pages)
Sprint Acceptance criteria: The report should discuss the concept of flow control in Lean and Agile and also incorporate the following specific questions into the discussion.
• What is the purpose of your value stream activity? What do you hope to achieve? Why?
• What are the values you would like to achieve? Why?
• How do your values correspond to the values in the software value map by Khurum et al (Extending value stream mapping through waste definition beyond customer perspective)?
• What are the start and end points of your intended value stream activity? Why these and not some other points? How does a study of this part of the process fulfil your purpose?
• Is the scope of sufficient size so that the studied process actually influences the identified values?
• Is the scope of reasonable size so that it is possible, on this level , to track creation of the identified values? Will you be able to conduct the subsequent assignments or will your process become too large and complex?
• Who are your key stakeholders? What is a -win condition- for them (i.e., what do you need to provide to make them happy)?
• How does the current process perform with respect to velocity, flow, etc.?
• What are the limitations to the current process when it comes to, e.g., throughput or amount of incoming work?
• Is it possible to understand the process through which the value-adding/non-adding time was measured?
• Are the measures discussed and explained?
• Can we understand the differences between Agile flow control and Lean flow control, i.e., a Kanban flow and a Scrum flow?
You should not create a Question-Answer document with only these questions. Instead, you should create a report that allows you to demonstrate that you can define the central concepts of this sprint and discuss the questions above in relation to those. For example, for the first question, you might shortly introduce the Agile Manifesto, and then discuss your understanding of it. Remember to write reflectively.

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