Harm No. 9 of Kanban Column WIP Limits: They Hinder Flow

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Column WIP limits…

… hinder and disrupt true flow. The team is constantly interrupted and has to engage in local fire-fights, with whatever column-of-the-day breaks its WIP limit.

Fire fighting is not sustainable; especially if the fires are put on artificially, arbitrarily and on purpose. There must be a better way!

Quoted from: Tame the Flow.

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