Too Much WIP Causes Bottleneck

If a system is overloaded with too much Work In Process (WIP)… it cannot deliver faster than its optimum output.

Take this highway scenario, for example. There were no accidents that I saw upstream… yet, cars were at a standstill on the other direction.

Too much WIP

Manage WIP!


By Clarence Galapon

CE, MBA, Lean Agile Coach, Trainer, Teacher, SPC, RTE, PSM, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA, PMP, CC, ABNLP NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, NLP Coach, NLP Trainer, Practical Psychologist, Life Coach, Software Executive, Entrepreneur, Author, Investor, and Innovator with a Creative, Lean, Agile, and Wander mindset.

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