In our breakfast seminar ”Agile change management” the participants each get a deck of Pattern Cards and are asked to choose the pattern that is most challenging for them right now.
Over 100 people have been asked this question. These are the top 3 challenges:
- WIP – limit work in progress
- Optimize for flow
- Minimal bureaucracy
What is WIP?
WIP is an acronym for Work In Progress and basically means how many different things are being worked on at the same time.
Many agile methods, like Kanban, strives to limit WIP, to reduce the number of concurrent initiatives.
Why should I limit WIP?
When you have many concurrent initiatives, working on many different things at the same time, you might feel effective, but in truth you are not.