Myth #3 contends that predicting delivery in Scrumban is impossible without fixed iterations and estimations, a notion that overlooks Scrumban's robust toolkit for forecasting. In Scrumban, predictability is achieved through:
With a granular backlog, the team's workflow becomes visible, allowing for accurate intervention and estimation of when parts of the backlog will be completed. Throughput indicates the team's delivery capacity within a timeframe, and cycle time offers insights into the duration each task requires to reach completion.
Tip: For teams with consistent throughput, forecasting can be refined using tools like Jira's version report, which projects task completion. In Scrumban, with uniformly sized tasks, assigning a consistent value (like "1 SP" for each item) enables the generation of such predictive reports, enhancing the visibility and predictability of delivery timelines.
Version report based on estimation in Story POints (Jira).