WIP

Stop Starting, Start Finishing!

Stop Starting, Start Finishing!

Day 187. Yup... stop pulling in work... and start finishing whatever work you have inflight or in process. Lower that ‘Work In Process (WIP)’ of yours and your team to lower your lead time (lead time — time for you to complete a unit of work to delivery — is the same time — the ‘wait time’ — to a customer)... the lower your lead time is, the shorter the queue length of waiting customers. Think of ‘Starbucks’. Continue reading
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Why Limit Work In Process (WIP)

Why Limit Work In Process (WIP)

Day 139. Multitasking is a fallacy! Your brain is actually switching from one task to another task. It is called context switching. A large batch of ‘work in process’ (WIP) —- you are working in one large batch of items — slows you down. Value delivery time gets longer. Large batches — not cool; you want small batches! Continue reading
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