Harm No. 12 of Kanban Column WIP Limits: Improvement by Happenstance - The TameFlow Chronologist


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Column WIP limits…

… If any improvements develop, then those improvements occur by accident and happenstance. They originate from those interventions that just happen to affect Herbie, the real constraint. The fact that they involve the real constraint is merely coincidental, as a lucky combination of column WIP limits that happen to expose the real constraint, in that particular circumstance.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://chronologist.com/blog/2013-09-30/harm-12-of-kanban-column-wip-limits-improvement-by-happenstance/