Why Limit WIP: We are Drowning in Work

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Modus Cooperandi, Incorporated, 2014 - Business & Economics - 142 pages
Personal Kanban transformed how we think about our own personal productivity.Why Limit Your WIP will transform how organizations and teams think about and manage their work. The tale in this book will hurt, because you'll have undoubtedly lived with the consequences of people being stretchedtoo thin, work constantly blocked or in queue, projects chronically late, and people getting burned out... Gene Kim author of The Phoenix Project from the ForewordWe are distracted.We are overburdened.We are unfocused.Our work suffers for this. Our companies suffer for this.We snatch failure from the jaws of success.Limiting WIP is the breakthrough strategy forstarting less and completing more. Written by Jim Benson, author of the Shingo Research Award winning Personal Kanban, urban planner, software developer, and businessowner who has planned and built everything from small software projects, to houses, to urban freeway systems, Why Limit WP is told by someone who has watched many projects be born, run into problems, and ultimately fail due to overburden.This short work is the third in the Modus Cooperandi MemeMachine series-which looks specifically at underlying issues that directly impact the success of teams, companies, and individuals. The MemeMachine series is meant to start conversations and advance discussion.

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