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‘Tame the Flow’ to be Published by J. Ross Publishing

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J. Ross Publishing has decided to invest in TameFlow. The original self-published e-book Tame the Flow has been selected by J. Ross Publishing who will produce a new and revised edition. It is exciting to see a mainstream publisher — wi...

The TameFlow Time Terminology

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In the earlier post Replacing Cycle Time with Flow Time, I argued about using the term Flow Time instead of Cycle Time; and listed a number of different “times” that are relevant to TameFlow thinking. This diagram illustrates how these ...

Bottleneck in the Work Flow vs. Constraint in the Work Process

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One of the practices used in TameFlow Kanban is that of identifying the constraint in the work process, by looking for the work state that takes the largest average flow time. In the Kanban Method bottlenecks are typically identified by ...

Kanban Column WIP Limits: Good or Bad?

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In the earlier posts I have listed a number of positives and negatives about the Kanban Method’s use of WIP limits on columns (work-states). Naturally the question arises: are column WIP limits good or bad? Should you use them or not? T...

Virtue No. 7 of Kanban Column WIP Limits: Organizational Learning

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Using column WIP limits… … is an essential part in the organizational learning process that teaches the team to think with a collective intelligence. In other words, through the effect of column WIP limits is that the organization ...

Virtue No. 6 of Kanban Column WIP Limits: Swarming

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Column WIP limits… … will teach the team about swarming, and developing productive ways to communicate and interact when solving problems together. Just thinking and taking decisions about problems together is usually a great impro...