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?

TAGS  flow, improvement, metrics 

Amit Kaulagekar , KCP, AKT

Amit Kaulagekar, KCP, AKT, has 18 years of experience in the financial industry, and 16 years in software quality and service improvement. His expertise spans across multiple areas like Project Management, Service Management, LEAN, Six Sigma, BPM, CMMI, Metrics, Defect Prevention and Training. He has held consulting engagements in US, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific and enabled customer to achieve set business goals. His consulting & advisory services required him to work closely with business leadership teams, managers, operation teams and 3rd party vendors.Amit has been working with SunGard (now FIS) for the past 7 years and helped various Business Units to enable and improve their product quality, service quality and customer engagements. He specializes in Lean, Kanban, Agile Scrum, Six Sigma, ITIL, Project and Program Management, CMMI, CMM, BPM and ISO.