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    Ok, short form: When most people say "Agile" they really mean "Scrum" the same way that when most people say "RPGs" they mean "D&D"

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    Rob Donoghue

    It's the active default, and only the nerds will draw the distinction. Thankfully, there are plenty of nerds of both kinds.

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    Rob Donoghue

    There are a lot of agile methodologies beyond scrum, but odds are good you're going only hear about kanban and Extreme Programming (XP)

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    XP is old and contentious. Some think it should be dead. Some use it with unbridled vigor. Think of it as the Agile World of Darkness.

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    Kanban, on the other hand, is all about Discrete units of work, moved in specific ways that have explicit meanings. It's all about clarity.

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    Rob Donoghue

    To this end, Kanban is the Apocalypse World of Agile. It has many specific implementations, but they all share the same structural clarity.

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    As with RPGs, none of these methodologies are good or bad on their own, only in terms of how well they line up with games you want to play

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    Rob Donoghue

    Oh, last tidbit: As with D&D, Scrum is universal, but it also is almost invariably implemented with houserules to make it work locally.

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