After you introduce the WIP
limits you can try to propagate them back through the workflow, observe results and adapt. Getting limits right takes time, so start with your best guess and fine-tune over time. The ultimate goal is to achieveconstant, high throughput and personal / team performance.
Each day, for each column,
mark how many tasks are in it or somewhere further down the workflow. This will produce a mountain-like looking chart, which gives insight intothe process, shows past performance and allows to predict future results
One of the many things
you can read from it is the mean time for task to get through the workflow www.slideshare.net/yyeret/explaining-cumulative-flow-diagrams-cfd Note that without limit on Work In Progress,the Mean Cycle Time tends to increase drastically ...
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