WIP limits do more than protect us from attempting too much work at once
We all are familiar with Kanban metrics. When we adopt Kanban, we want to achieve shorter lead time, higher delivery rate and better flow efficiency. How do we achieve all of this? The master key is the WIP limit. Together, let’s look at different scenarios to understand the impact of WIP limits on all three. Is there some magic formula? What does the data say? What are the findings so far?