Harm No. 8 of Kanban Column WIP Limits: Local Optimization – The TameFlow Approach

Harm No. 8 of Kanban Column WIP Limits: Local Optimization less than 1 minute read Column WIP limits… … are effectively local optimizations. Instead of being concerned about how work flows through the entire system, team members working in specific columns become concerned about finding the “appropriate” WIP limit for their column. Focus should be on setting a WIP limit for the entire system in order to favour flow without damaging throughput. Quoted from: Tame the Flow. Twitter Facebook LinkedIn

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://tameflow.com/blog/2013-09-30/harm-8-of-kanban-column-wip-limits-local-optimization/