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Jim Benson on Limiting WIP in Kanban (LKCE14)

One of the session I enjoyed most at this year’s LKCE14 was Jim Benson’s talk about “How to convince others to limit WIP.”

His slide set is definitely worth a look. As usual, Jim’s talk was full of good humor, laughter and last but not least great insights.

I have to admit that it was consoling to hear I’m not the only Kanban coach who struggles getting the concept of “WIP limits are good for you!” across. Jim offered both explanations (Why is it so hard?) and possible ways to approach the challenge. My personal sketch below.

Sketchnotes - Jim Bensons talk at Lean Kanban Central Europe 2014

Sketchnotes – Jim Bensons talk at Lean Kanban Central Europe 2014

I will definitely keep this in mind next time I’m addressing this or a similar topic.

 

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