Kanban Boards Show Team Flow and Bottlenecks

Kanban boards are each unique to their teams. That’s because each team has its own unique flow.

The following kanban board has WIP limits on all major columns, including the Ready column. The WIP limits exist to make sure the team sees its flow and possible bottlenecks.

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The Ready column has a WIP limit because the product owner can change what’s in the Ready column. This particular team has a step called “Discuss Story” in its flow. That column also has a WIP limit so the team doesn’t get too far ahead of itself.

Notice that this team has a WIP limit on the number of stories in Dev-Done. You can think ...

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