Harm No. 8 of Kanban Column WIP Limits: Local Optimization - The TameFlow Chronologist


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.

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