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Kanban in Action by Marcus Hammarberg and Joakim Sundén

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Chapter 6. Limiting work in process

This chapter covers

  • Principles for finding suitable WIP limits
  • Common ways that teams limit WIP
  • Common ways to visualize WIP limits
  • Answers to some frequently asked questions regarding WIP limits

From the previous chapter, we hope we have now convinced you that a lot of good things come from limiting your work in process (WIP). By now you’re probably full of questions: What is the right limit for you? How do you go about finding the WIP limit? Are there some good starting points that can guide you?

As you soon will find, there are no hard rules here. Finding a suitable WIP limit is not only contextual ...

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