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This is the talk given at Agile in the City London 2017.
It looks at how the notion of limiting work in progress is perhaps counter-intuitive. Many people who seek project management and work management training from me ask how they can get better at multi-tasking. But is this even the right question?!
Rather than simply telling the room about the benefits of limited WIP, it's far more fun and effective to witness it! The live session involves 2 volunteers joining me in a light-hearted demonstration of 2 possible scenarios, followed by a discussion with the room on the lessons to be learnt from what they've just seen.
This is a refreshing take on an important topic. Participants leave the room armed with a full appreciation of why flow matters, and the impact of batch-sizing and WIP limits on that flow. Additionally, they'll be equipped with a very simple way to explain this to others in a language that makes as much sense as the instinct to multi-task!