Definition of Swarming:

Swarming is when members of an Agile team with appropriate skills collaborate to complete a task that a team member is having trouble with or cannot complete on his or her own.

Use of Swarming:

In Agile swarming is used to quickly finish tasks before moving on to the next in order to keep workflow and delivery on track. Especially Kanban teams in use swarming to ensure continuous workflow and maintain Work-in-Progress (WIP) limits.

Benefits of Swarming:

  • Keeps workflow and delivery on track.
  • Helps maintain Work In Progress limits.
  • Encourages team collaboration.

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