location_city Online schedule Sep 6th 07:00 - 07:20 PM IST place Zoom people 48 Interested

Has adding WIP limits increased conflicts in your team? Are your developers and testers always in conflict with each other despite having a kanban board? Does your team think limiting WIP is not practical?. If you answered yes to any of these questions, this session is for you.

This is a story of a team that implemented WIP limits, only to find that conflicts can arise when there is no true pull mechanism.  Pull system does not just mean that people assign work to themselves in the sprint planning.  It means a lot more than that.

In this experience report, I present the ups and downs faced by the team when they experimented with WIP limits and their way forward.


Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

  • Introduction - 2 mins
  • Motivation behind WIP limit introduction - 5 min
  • Effects of introduced WIP limits - 3 min
  • How did the team overcome the bad effects? - 7 min
  • Summary + Q&A - 3 mins

Learning Outcome

  • Practical view of what can happen when we limit work in progress overnight
  • Anecdotes of how a team overcame the bad effects
  • Understand the meaning of 'Pull' and 'Push' Sytems
  • Differentiate pull systems from push systems
  • How to Design a 'Pull' System?
  • Why is it good to have 'Pull' Sytems for SDLC?
  • Proper usage of WIP limits

Target Audience

Anyone who is curious to learn


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  • Tom Gilb
    Tom Gilb
    Agile Granddaddy
    Gilb International
    schedule 9 months ago
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    45 Mins

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  • Terry Haayema

    Terry Haayema - Agile transformation or just another restructure?

    45 Mins

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